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October Brings No Rest For These

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October Brings No Rest For These

Emerald etchings are given birth
to bask their lives in summer’s sun,
until brushing brutal winters cheek,
they cower yellow; brown undone.
Swirling down onto concrete pyres, 
they somersault to a random grave.
The earth lays claim to copper corpses
but the winter wind is a cunning knave.
It finds and flips these fallen fibers, 
then flings them crisply to the street.
The falling sheaves of burnt magenta,
tossed like chaff from harvest wheat.
Now strewn about with playful malice,
and denied the resting place they crave,
for the golden sun is a glint of amber,
but the winter wind is a chilling knave.



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  1. Date: 6/26/2012 11:55:00 PM
    Ooooh Gerard, chills! Your superb imagery leaves me breathless! Into fav's. So nice to read your work again. I loved this one!

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 9:36:00 PM
    Gerard... Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. May your Wishes come true this coming Year! God, bless you and your happy family. Always, here to enjoy the love that goes around the soup... ~p.d.

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 6:51:00 PM
    it is OCTOBER now.. where are you... stopping by to say hi.. hope to hear or read something new.. always,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 8:56:00 PM
    oooh, so many cool words used here, amber sun and wind as a chilling knave. Love it, Gerard. Thanks for stopping to visit me today. I always enjoy seeing YOU and your poems here. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 4:05:00 AM
    Ah, how refreshing dear poet, to hear of my favorite time of year ! All of this heat here in Pa. is exhausting this soul... *smiles* A vivid picture Gerard, and the yern is great in me for this season to hurry my way ! Have a wonderful week sir....much love, james

  1. Date: 5/29/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Gerard your elegant touch resonates in these lovely lines of vibrancy and imagery .. a vivid picture painted with precious words.. hope u are doing well my friend.. and are back to stay for a bit luv.. enjoy holiday weekend..too..luv..

  1. Date: 5/29/2011 4:37:00 PM
    hello, Gerard!! have not seen you here on the soup for a long while... and here you are writing about October.. my favorite month... I am Libra.. you say October and,,.,, I'm all ears.. basking in the sun... enjoying the view with the sun and wind brushing my skin... and yes hints of winter beating near... missed ya my poet friend,,, great poem,..p.d.