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Autumn teases the last cinnamon leaves clinging to branches with amber fingers. Seasonal change awakens Nature's thieves, a wafting breeze that doggedly lingers, stripping trees bare; a scene that sadly grieves. Fall sings in a rhythmic glissando voice announcing it's time that she takes the helm. We acquiesce, given no other choice. She reigns over Indian Summer's realm, painting meadows and vales as we rejoice. Acorns are gathered by hoarding squirrels who scurry to find the tasty jewels, cherishing them as valuable pearls. As north winds blow, the temperature cools. Chimney smoke drifts in white ribbons and curls. Time for harvesting ripe apples for pies. Halloween pumpkins are put on display. Carefully, we watch Autumn's sullen skies Clouds grow heavy, in shades of nimbus gray. A gaggle of geese in migration, flies. Autumn dresses herself in wrinkled gown. Ruffled skirt in hues of crimson and gold. Bodice in ochre, trimmed in walnut brown, a russet cloak worn when a chill takes hold, woven from wizened leaves that tumbled down. July 13, 2022 2022 Poetry Marathon Mile 1 Contest Sponsor: Mark Toney Originally posted in September 2021

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Date: 6/15/2022 6:03:00 PM
Dear Jenna, Fall splendor is so beautifully expressed with your lush and textured imagery. Congratulations for your excellent win in Mark’s contest. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/15/2022 9:28:00 AM
Back with "Congratulations" on this New win. A lovely write. Have a blessed day with this new win......................
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Jenna Logan
Date: 6/15/2022 10:38:00 AM
Thanks, Paula. I appreciate your kind remarks.
Date: 6/14/2022 11:57:00 PM
Back with congratulations Jenna on your superb write. 25 to go lol. Tom
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Date: 6/15/2022 10:38:00 AM
Yes, we'll do it for the team!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/15/2022 1:06:00 AM
Deal, our soup Creek spirit will see us through.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 6/15/2022 12:07:00 AM
Thank you, Tom. lol yes, and let's hope we both finish the race! I'll bring the water, and only ask that you pick me up if I falter. lol
Date: 6/14/2022 10:47:00 PM
Jenna, I'm so glad to have had the chance to read and revel in this Autumn jewel of yours as I missed it the first time around. Your rhyming is always a highlight for me, so carefully crafted and seamless with your message, never forced. Your imagery of Autumn sights, sounds, and events is delightful, with some favorite lines being "Fall sings in a rhythmic glissando voice" and "painting meadows and vales as we rejoice" (among others) but the "fall fashion" of stanza 5 takes the cake! Congrats; I hope to see you on many more marathon winners' lists! ~ John
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Date: 6/15/2022 12:06:00 AM
I'm always honored by your visits and detailed reviews, John, and love it when a reader lets me know what lines they most enjoyed. Your comments are poetry in themselves. So, dear man, I thank you for your time and wonderful thoughts.
Date: 6/14/2022 10:14:00 PM
Congratulations, Jenna, on your win on Mile 1 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon contest. I don't think we've talked before, but I know you're very active on the Soup. Your beautiful Sicilian Quintain speaks for itself :) Mile 2 is up and running!
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Date: 6/14/2022 10:19:00 PM
Hi, Mark. No, I haven't had the chance to meet you before now. Thank you very much for including my poem in your winning list, and I look forward to running in the next leg of your marathon.
Date: 10/16/2021 5:28:00 AM
This is a stunning autumn display of well chosen rhyme and mood. Congrats on your top win Jenna
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Jenna Logan
Date: 6/14/2022 6:03:00 AM
Thank you, Jeanne.
Date: 10/16/2021 3:28:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this... all the more making vivid my virtual experience of Autumn and my "autumnless" country. God bless you.
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Date: 6/14/2022 6:03:00 AM
Thanks a lot, Beata.
Date: 10/15/2021 2:38:00 PM
Your poem is gorgeous and luschious. It's a beautiful painting of Autumn. Congratulations on first place!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 6/14/2022 6:02:00 AM
Thank you very much, Ann.
Date: 10/15/2021 12:19:00 PM
This is SO beautiful - my favorite season and a poem that is also a favorite. I love this, Jenna - Congrats on your much deserved win. God bless you, Love, Gina
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Jenna Logan
Date: 6/14/2022 6:02:00 AM
Thanks so much, Gina.
Date: 10/15/2021 9:36:00 AM
It's beautiful work. Congratulations!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 10/16/2021 3:40:00 AM
Tanks, chris
Date: 10/15/2021 8:50:00 AM
Congratulations, Jenna, on your marvelous trophy win!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 10/15/2021 9:06:00 AM
Many thanks for your kind thoughts, Milt.
Date: 10/15/2021 8:47:00 AM
Hi Jenna, back with congrats on your trophy win. Nicely done my friend. John
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Date: 10/15/2021 9:05:00 AM
Hi John and thank you very sincerely for your congrats.
Date: 10/15/2021 8:38:00 AM
What a lovely autumn poem Jenna! I thoroughly enjoyed your passion in this piece. Congratulations as well on your awesome win!! Have a blessed day!
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Date: 10/15/2021 9:04:00 AM
I’m so pleased you liked it. Thanks, Ken.
Date: 10/15/2021 8:35:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a beautiful story/write and picture. You painted a beautiful poem with your words. Have a blessed autumn day................
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Date: 10/15/2021 9:03:00 AM
Thank you very much for such sweet remarks, Paula.
Date: 10/15/2021 8:24:00 AM
Congratulations Jenna! Your amazing poem "Cinnamon Leaves of Autumn," has placed "First" in my contest. You should take pride, for it was a most difficult form to master and you did it beautifully. Very well done my friend, Emile. I will have your prize in the mail as soon as you supply me with your address.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 10/15/2021 9:02:00 AM
What an honor it is to have received your trophy. Thank you very much for thinking so highly of my Quintain, Emile. I will send you my address in soup mail.
Date: 9/28/2021 4:36:00 PM
A gorgeous piece, Jenna:-) I see that you're entering contests again. I'm so glad you've changed your mind!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/29/2021 7:58:00 AM
Thank you very much for liking this one, Edward. Yes, my interest waned in contests for some time for a couple of reasons.
Date: 9/28/2021 2:13:00 PM
You paint a beautiful picture of Autumn with your words, Jenna, best of luck in the contest. John
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/28/2021 2:51:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughts and wishes, John.
Date: 9/28/2021 11:08:00 AM
Applause!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/28/2021 2:51:00 PM
Thank you, Robert.
Date: 9/28/2021 8:46:00 AM
Marvelous images of autumn, Jenna. I particularly enjoyed "Autumn dresses herself in wrinkled gown." Most know this is not my favorite time of the year, but I do try to be civil about it. Your poem is beautiful and exceptionally well-written.
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Date: 9/28/2021 2:51:00 PM
Most people find Spring to be the most invigorating season, but I've always thought of Fall in that way. Something about the brisk winds, or maybe cuz it's football season! lol Thank you, Milt.
Date: 9/28/2021 8:45:00 AM
Anothet autumnal gem Jenna, superb imagery, In your well written quintain. Tom
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/28/2021 2:49:00 PM
One of these years I'll take a trip to new England as the leaves are changing colors. Thank you an awful lot, Tom.
Date: 9/28/2021 8:37:00 AM
A mighty song of autumn, No wonder it sings.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/28/2021 2:49:00 PM
I am so happy to read your remarks, Victor.
Date: 9/28/2021 8:23:00 AM
an absolute autumnal gem Jenna I especially love the squirrels stanza as we do not have any on our Island, a HUGE fave:-) hugs Jan xx
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/28/2021 2:48:00 PM
Thank you soooo very much for the kudos, Jan.