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'Tween Summer and Winter

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'Tween Summer and Winter


Descend, delicate rain of doom.
Spatter quietly in insistent breeze.
Break, gold and red,
as branches sneeze.
Burn a stack of saddened leaves.

Agitate limbs to nakedness.
You are my fall.
I am your slave until
winter’s uncivilized brawl
wipes life away.

It’s still October.
The glorious hiatus
warms me and then
will rapidly be gone;
a tale re-told.

Kathryn Collins
October 14, 2013




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  1. Date: 10/29/2013 3:30:00 PM
    "Descend, delicate rain of doom"... I wish that line were mine... Love, Terry (and I love the rest of the poem too...)

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:57:00 PM
    You make the impending doom of Winters chill seem just a little less bitter. Drink some cocoa, throw on some long sleeves and get out there to rake away the memories of Summer. Build a mound of leaves from dormant trees and jump right in for one last joy. Then gather them together once again, set them afire, and burn them as a pyre in honor of the warm days gone by. HEY!! I think I just wrote my next poem and my first one for the new season. Thanks for making me think. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 10:25:00 AM
    This is text book poetry. I like. Thanks for your sympathies.

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    Date: 10/20/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Are you seventy FINE? Lol
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Kathy you paint a wonderful picture full of colour even if it is a part of year that hails greyness, I love 'saddened leaves' very well penned, nice to read your work again....David

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Hey Kathy, I was a disappointment my father wanted BOYS and kept going tell he got 3, I'm the eldest child, I don't think he's disappointed me now though I think he values me now [Dad] NICE writing above, glad you stopped in! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 10:55:00 AM
    ps.......You have made my morning smile with your kind words...thank you again!

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 10:54:00 AM
    It seems a long while since I've seen your work..first of all..I had almost forgotten how gifted a poet you are,,, "winter's uncivilized brawl" is enough to know that you are blessed with another eye to see the world in a unique way.I envy such a gift if words like this. Secondly on my mind, your kind comments this morning.....not just one, but several of the poems I had written, had some of the nicest compliments I have yet to receive. You were most generous, I thank you so much dear Kathryn.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 10:25:00 AM
    Ah, morbid speculation. I am at that age when I know I should adore the present minute, but am miserable with looking ahead. You are so with it. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Just stopping by to say Hi this evening it's been too long since I have read your fine verse. This is splendidly penned! Call sometime its been too long we need to catch up. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:31:00 PM
    MAGNIFICENT!!! Perfection in phrasing, language, imagery rhyming and flow! BRAVO Kathy!! Much love, Keith (PS I sure hope your knee continues to improve...)

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 9:54:00 AM
    About your poem... Your poetry reminds me of life taking a class of change.... The sun rising - releasing it's light oh how sweet the falling scenery. Your words run smooth and slow... watching it all take place.. Winter at the tip of my feet, greeting another story another tale.. ALL THE SAME. love this one, it has brilliance over all -----------over nature and her teasing seasons.... enjoyed...LINDA

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Hum, Kathryn, I wish poets like you would visit me often.... I'm just saying, cuz, you seem to be an amazing poet, and it's a shame to ME.. I've only read a few of your poems... I would love to come back, and read more from you. I only keep up with the poets whom visit me. :). That is why I said, "I wish poets like you would visit my poems often." No offence. I just think, you are AMAZING, and I highly recommend your poems ((TO MYSELF)).... hugs... A FAN LINDA