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Come, Fall

Come, Fall. Greet me as a lover from my past, your breeze embracing me (I’m in no hurry) as you always coolly do. You come on fast, blowing past September as its leaves scurry into bright October. Oh, why can’t you last and linger there until the winter’s flurry? Nostalgia-wrapped, I feel melancholy grow when you leave so soon with first November’s snow. Sept 23, 2022 For the Ottava Rima Poetry Contest of L. Milton Hankins

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Date: 10/4/2022 4:26:00 AM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this... a delight to me who has not experienced real "Fall" in our Autumnless country. God bless you.
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Date: 10/3/2022 1:18:00 PM
Congratulations on this winning work. Way to go. Yes, fall is always welcome such a breath of fresh air. Sara
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Date: 10/3/2022 7:24:00 AM
Ah, so romantic Andrea. Congratulations on your win! Linda
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Date: 10/2/2022 6:24:00 PM
Dear Andrea, your superb poem truly speaks to my Autumn soul. You capture the brief beauty of Fall with lovely emotion. Congratulations for your excellent win in Milt’s contest. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/2/2022 11:32:00 AM
Andrea, this so lovely and descriptive! CONGRATS on your win. Janice
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Date: 10/2/2022 10:24:00 AM
Nice writing, Andrea. I thoroughly enjoyed this poem and congratulations for your placement in my contest! Very nice metaphor carried through from beginning to end.
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Date: 9/24/2022 6:38:00 PM
"Greet me like a lover from my past"- very nice.
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Date: 9/24/2022 4:13:00 PM
My first experience of reading this form on PoetrySoup. Well written, Andrea. It gives off the feeling of someone dying before their time. I like the feelings stiring in me as I read. Good entry for the contest my friend. Good luck! Bill
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Date: 9/24/2022 7:42:00 AM
Andrea This poem is superb, it has successfully captured both the harshness of winter and the anticipation of fall. It depicts the abrupt cold wave that hit the East Coast now.
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Date: 9/24/2022 3:33:00 AM
Beautiful, it is true, it passes to quickly. We are in the desert and don't have very pretty autumns, but I love the season anyway. It is my absolute favorite season.
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Date: 9/24/2022 2:07:00 AM
Excellent verses. Welcoming Fall knowing Winter is harsh.
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Date: 9/23/2022 10:23:00 PM
You do the form so well Andrea, excellent poetry. Your contest, yes 30th Sept my wife's birthday, and then there is another story also written into poem.
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Date: 9/23/2022 7:39:00 PM
Wonderfully written Andrea. God bless you...
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Date: 9/23/2022 6:14:00 PM
Ah, the personification of a quick passing "one season" stand.....Nicely done Andrea
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Date: 9/23/2022 5:54:00 PM
Lovely poem, Andrea ~
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Date: 9/23/2022 4:55:00 PM
Andrea, a very sweet poem that fits the sudden cold front that just hit the Northeast. I am glad you are well. I have been extremely busy, but I just had to post about something that was bothering me this past week. TTYL
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