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Anticipating Autumn

With temps in the nineties for four solid weeks, and nary a raindrop forever it seems; our outlook is bleak and to this our mood speaks of these late summer months and their endless extremes as the visions of autumn are filling our dreams. The ground is all cracked and the grass has turned brown as the fires in the west still continue to burn; this lengthy hot summer is getting us down. It’s time for a change as we slowly discern; for the moderate weather of autumn we yearn. For family and friends a tailgate we’ll host as Friday night football the hometown we cheer, and cool nights by the campfire as marshmallows roast. The colors of fall on the tree leaves appear in yellows and ambers and crimsons so clear. We long for the sight of the full harvest moon as it rises on high in October night sky, and patches of pumpkins like bright orange balloons. We’ll welcome the autumn with hope and a sigh as we bid our farewell to the summer – good bye. September 6, 2018

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Date: 11/11/2018 1:58:00 PM
Lovely poem, John. Congrats on your win.
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John Gondolf
Date: 11/11/2018 2:35:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line.
Date: 11/5/2018 1:07:00 AM
Sincere congratulations for your awesome win in Francine's contest, John - blessings and best wishes - keep up the great work, my friend - this is just charming and so fun, and I so relate! :-)
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John Gondolf
Date: 11/5/2018 7:19:00 AM
Thanks so much, Greg, I appreciate it. John
Date: 11/1/2018 5:48:00 PM
Nothing speaks of autumn to me more than the football games. Your poem has a smooth cadence and vivid imagery - a most enjoyable read. And I can relate to your longing for the cooler temperatures. Hope you get a reprieve soon. Congratulations on your win in Francine's contest, John!
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John Gondolf
Date: 11/2/2018 5:58:00 AM
Thank you, Carolyn, I appreciate it. John
Date: 10/29/2018 11:04:00 AM
Beautiful imagery, John. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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John Gondolf
Date: 11/2/2018 5:56:00 AM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 10/28/2018 3:16:00 PM
This is lovely John. Summer was brutal this year and we all welcome beautiful fall! Congratulations on your wonderful win! : )
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John Gondolf
Date: 10/28/2018 6:41:00 PM
Thank you, Connie, I appreciate it. The cooler weather was welcome here as well, though it’s been a bit wetter than normal. I always appreciate your comments. John
Date: 9/10/2018 1:54:00 PM
Congratulations John, on this win. :) Your paint such a beautiful picture indeed, with your words. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/10/2018 2:59:00 PM
Thank you so much, Brandy, you and your thoughts are always appreciated. John
Date: 9/9/2018 9:46:00 AM
Such a beautifully written Quintain, John, that supports anticipation of Autumn with such lovely imagery. Congrats on your win! Sandra
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/9/2018 12:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sandra, I appreciate it. John
Date: 9/8/2018 6:20:00 PM
Lovely, John. Congrats on your win.
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/9/2018 9:28:00 AM
Thank you, Line, I appreciate it. John
Date: 9/7/2018 6:12:00 PM
I do not like the end of summer, but if it means an end to this fires, I can see why you are anxious for autumn! Lovely writing, John.
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/8/2018 4:35:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, I appreciate it. Actually I don’t mind the hot weather that much; I like all the seasons except winter. They all have their good points and bad points. All the best. John
Date: 9/7/2018 2:26:00 PM
I love this John! You have used the quintain form with exquisite beauty, your flow as clear as the autumn air. Well done in this contest - all the best in the other!
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/7/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, Nina, I appreciate it. And congrats to you as well for your second win on the lovers making hay in the cornfield ;) All the best my friend. John
Date: 9/6/2018 10:23:00 PM
Love it, John, and I don't blame you. Here we are soaked; there you are parched. I love Autumn and long to feel some of those "cool nights by the campfire" too.
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/7/2018 11:40:00 AM
Thank you, Carole. We finally had a good soaking rain yesterday, 2 inches I think, and we are supposed to get more today and cooler temps as well. Hopefully the summer pattern has broken. All the best. John
Date: 9/6/2018 3:56:00 PM
this is wonderful, john! autumn can't come quick enough for me and your poem made me yearn for it even more...
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/6/2018 4:05:00 PM
Thank you, Ilene! I appreciate you. We are supposed to have some rain this weekend and cooler temps, maybe the pattern has finally been broken. All the best. John
Date: 9/6/2018 9:45:00 AM
Me too, I am anticipating Autumn, the moments- the up coming holidays. The beauty of it all. :) I love Summertime, but like you. Rain is needed. The heat is unbearable at times. Still, each season has a purpose. A Reason for being. Your thoughts are beautiful. You have created a masterpiece. ~ Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/6/2018 9:53:00 AM
Thank you, Brandy, yes, each season has it's purpose just as there is a time and place for everything in life. We have explored the beauty and love of summer and now it is time to explore the beauty and love of the autumn season. I appreciate you and your thought my dear friend. John
Date: 9/6/2018 8:31:00 AM
Beautiful verse John, I love summer but this year, its been to much. Roll on autumn. Tom
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/6/2018 8:34:00 AM
Thanks, Tom, I appreciate it. The last 4 or 5 weeks have been brutal here though we did get some rain a couple days ago and expect more over the weekend. All the best . John
Date: 9/6/2018 8:25:00 AM
Very nice John. I like the bright orange balloons description :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/6/2018 8:30:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, I'm glad you enjoyed my Autumn poem, I'm sure there will be more before the season ends. John