Amber days of Autumn

Incumbent summer days 
bleed vapid ichor in recession, 
upon the arid soil 
in ceremonial concession,

to announce their ending reign
and precipitate succession 
of amber days of autumn
in a vibrant coronation.

Heaven crowns the season 
with ultraviolet restoration,
delivering ambrosia rain 
for harvest preparation.

A newly-quenched earth
throws loamy spores in celebration,
while lungs breathe deep 
the sharp scent of transformation

and eyes behold the solar hues;
a spectral affirmation.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/23/2017 4:30:00 PM
Hi Thvia: I am new to living in in a cooler climate but must say I am loving the different seasons. Your imagery brings Autumn alive. Soon it will be on us again with new inspirations. Best, SuZ
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Date: 9/14/2017 6:42:00 PM
Wonderfully descriptive and charming write, Thvia, and such exquisite imagery! Blessings and congrats on your win, my friend ... well-earned with this gem! :-)
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Date: 9/14/2017 10:00:00 PM
Thank you for your comment, Greg! I didn't even know I placed. You are bearer of good news x
Date: 4/20/2015 2:50:00 AM
This poem is bursting with imagery pyrotechnics. Each line, a new firework of orange, brown, rain, soil, celebration, harvest...I am in awe and I am going to watch the show all over again right now.
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Date: 10/27/2014 8:40:00 AM
This is one great example of an incredible Rhyme poem...enjoyed reading your work this morning Thvia...INK-U-SCRIPT
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Date: 9/23/2014 2:25:00 PM
There's poetry, and THERE'S poetry. This is POETRY, Thvia. Stunning images accompanied by stunning expressions of Autumn. I doubt my favourite season could be captured any better. Top of the class girl, James :)
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Date: 9/23/2014 6:24:00 PM
such high praise from one of my favorite poets, I am honored!
Date: 9/22/2014 8:16:00 PM
thank you for the reply... PD
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Date: 9/19/2014 6:25:00 PM
Hi Thvia, what ever happened to you? I have not seen you around, in such a long time. Well, maybe once or twice... Anyways, this is the reason you should write and post more often. No one on this site, writes in such a way. Thank you for the vibrant imagery. This ending, sits in the most exquisite way possible... Love Linda
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Date: 9/21/2014 5:03:00 PM
Thank you Linda, love. I do need to be more consistent! Life gets in the way sometimes xx
Date: 9/14/2014 10:58:00 PM
Excellent imagery and the length of this poem is perfect. Thanks for sharing and be sure to thank your friend for us.
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Date: 9/14/2014 5:59:00 PM
beautifully painted visions excellent piece
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Date: 9/14/2014 1:32:00 PM
An amazing poem. Thank you for an amazing read.
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Date: 9/14/2014 8:33:00 AM
This is lovely and flows along with melodious rhyme. Your imagery exalts autumn's traits. excellent! [first time I'm reading your poetry, Thvia...and I'm impressed.] // paul
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Date: 9/14/2014 11:59:00 AM
Thanks Paul, very kind of you to say x
Date: 9/14/2014 1:27:00 AM
gosh, this is very eloquent vocabulary here. WELL DONE, Thvia. Long time no see!!
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Date: 9/14/2014 11:58:00 AM
thanks Andrea, always good to be back!
Date: 9/13/2014 3:42:00 PM
Every line is a gem...I love that first hint of fall in the air although there is no hint yet here in South Louisiana...Still hot and humid...Welcome back! - Tim
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Date: 9/13/2014 3:44:00 PM
Thank you love. We have had a brutal August here in Oklahoma but it looks like an early autumn! It's already cool and rainy and I pray it keeps up!
Date: 9/13/2014 2:47:00 PM
This is a real autumnal beauty! The imagery is awesome! Well done! Pandita
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Date: 9/13/2014 3:09:00 PM
Thank you Pandita, I appreciate your kind words. I haven't written anything for 18 months and a good friend of mine inspired me last night.