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Five Times Round The Tree

How can I honour you, flame-tickled tree, when poets have lined up to watch you blush and crackle through November’s pageantry? What use to add my musings to the crush of imagery, the rain of metaphor, the gusts of wit and wordplay that see you personified as age and change and more? You rustle, and the answer blusters through. Weak-strong, weak-strong, five joyful times around I’ll beat iambic rhythms with my boots, crunch assonant expressions from the mound of wordy leaves that chatter round your roots, and then declare us partners in a rhyme that brims with all the zest of autumn-time. 26 November 2019

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Date: 1/25/2020 1:57:00 PM
So creative. Lovely way to paint autumn!
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Date: 12/30/2019 11:35:00 AM
So love this poem Nina!! Favorite line 'leaves that chatter round your roots' Lonna
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Date: 12/26/2019 5:31:00 PM
Bravo Nina I struggle with sonnets and iambic pentameter and rhyme and my muse and and and just to say you nailed it:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 12/26/2019 11:52:00 AM
This is a new fav
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/26/2019 11:53:00 AM
Thank you very much Anna!
Date: 12/24/2019 2:10:00 AM
Nina, Read each word and understood meaning in each and every one. You said it well..,I'll say. Rustled in boots 'til it was done. And never want it any other way. -Richard
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/26/2019 11:53:00 AM
Thank you Richard :-)
Date: 12/22/2019 11:08:00 PM
##when poets have lined up to watch you blush## The lines are so beautiful, i read it again..
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/26/2019 11:54:00 AM
Ah thank you Jenish!
Date: 12/19/2019 9:40:00 AM
I wish I could rhyme like this! Congrats Nina on this most lyrical poem.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/26/2019 11:54:00 AM
Aw thanks Len. I do love thyme!
Date: 12/18/2019 3:04:00 AM
Simply wonderful, my friend ... I can think of no greater indication of a poem's worth than wanting to read it over-and-over ... to the faves for sure-sure. Superb in all the fresh and layered ways, and so deserving of a list-topper! :-) <3
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/18/2019 3:12:00 AM
Thanks so much Greg - that’s made my morning! My, you are a night owl :-)
Date: 12/17/2019 12:10:00 PM
A beautiful partnership of "autumn time' Nina, Congrats on your win
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/18/2019 3:11:00 AM
Thank you Joseph!
Date: 12/17/2019 8:24:00 AM
congratulations on being number 1
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/17/2019 10:07:00 AM
Jeepers , that’s exciting!
Date: 12/16/2019 6:11:00 PM
Oh, this is a wonderful sonnet, Nina! Cheers!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/17/2019 10:12:00 AM
Thank you very much Franci :-)
Date: 12/16/2019 5:33:00 PM
Mark knows good sonnets, and I think this is a stunning write Nina, congrats on a well deserved second place!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/17/2019 10:11:00 AM
Cor thanks John! Chuffed!
Date: 11/27/2019 5:56:00 PM
Glorious, sublime, captivating, breathtaking - I'm out of adjectives - must-have for my Faves!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/5/2019 1:06:00 AM
Thanks so much Michelle!
Date: 11/27/2019 12:54:00 PM
As creative as they come. Fell out of the treehouse reading this one! Marvelous! Cheers, Gershon
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/27/2019 2:27:00 PM
Thank you very much Gershon! No bruises I hope.
Date: 11/26/2019 6:09:00 PM
so creative and wonderfully written, nina! i'm impressed at how cleverly you've made your point - bravo!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/27/2019 1:13:00 AM
Thank you Ilene :-)
Date: 11/26/2019 4:54:00 PM
This is so clever, Nina. To come up with such originality when the autumnal themed poetry has as you imply become so predictable, is really refreshing. And yet you sneakily weave the familiar blusts and rain and crunch etc in too! I loved this!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/26/2019 5:00:00 PM
Thank you so much Wendy! Yes, I wasn’t going to enter this contest because I’d run out of autumn steam but then I thought, why not write about that!
Date: 11/26/2019 2:08:00 PM
Thanks for your help friends!
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Date: 11/26/2019 1:41:00 PM
nice one...I would say metaphor rhymes with for and more with fore... :)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 2:30:00 PM
I am not American but if you listen to Webster's dictionary pronunciation, there is a difference: or versus ore; for versus four...then try metaphor versus more - you will hear it or maybe I just have an eardrum that vibrates excessively lol
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/26/2019 2:15:00 PM
Gosh they all sound the same to me - there’s definitely an American inflection I’m not hearing!
Date: 11/26/2019 1:21:00 PM
It rhymes as far as I am concerned and I would just go with it. Besides, the chaos this poem creates and the dizziness from rounding that tree over and over again, I don't think he would notice if it didn't. So I say, sure, more rhymes with metaphor and your poem I adore. Good luck in the contest.
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Chris Green
Date: 11/26/2019 2:22:00 PM
Who told you??? I was trying to keep it a secret. : )
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/26/2019 2:17:00 PM
Why thank you Chris! And thank you for running round the tree with me. If you did it in dactyls, you’re probably Jake the Peg.
Date: 11/26/2019 12:45:00 PM
Hi Nina yes More rhymes with Metaphor. Fabulous poem. Thanks for sharing and best of luck once you do enter the poem in the contest
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 11/26/2019 2:18:00 PM
Thanks so much Gregory!