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Oh, Autumn

Today I really feel it; I feel it in the air, and even though I still can feel sun’s glow, the breeze is blowing cooler through my hair. Mr. Sun, your throne seems to be getting low up there in September’s blue so fair. Oh, Autumn, you are here now. You are here! Since the Equinox I’ve truly known. Nature calls for you; I need no seer, no fanfare or announcement. I’ve simply grown accustomed to knowing when you are near! October’s on the doorstep. I feel that too. Geese in V’s will cross God’s heaven on the way to warmer climes. A most wondrous view will greet me when the mountains I’ve seen every day flaunt garbs of brilliant hues! But why do I feel blue? It never fails, this melancholy comes to me in fall regardless of the beauty that I see. Like my life, oh Autumn, you come not at a crawl, but quickening your pace, you come each year to me. Just one time, Autumn, let the winter wait . . . please stall. Oct. 2, 2021 for Emile Pinet's the 'Quintain (Sicilian)' Poetry Contest For Your Favorite Poem Of 2021 Poetry Contest Sponsor: Chantelle Anne Cooke

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Date: 12/3/2021 11:56:00 AM
This so reminds me of the song "If I could turn back time" or maybe just put on the brakes to slow it down! Winter has been slow to come here in CA this fall with extended warm day and little rain! Wonderfully written Andrea! with your signature imagery. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 11/25/2021 3:47:00 AM
Congrats again! Thanks for sharing this... and the delight Autumn brings. God bless you.
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Date: 11/23/2021 7:46:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Andrea. As you know this poem was a fave of mine. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Enjoy your family time. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 11/1/2021 10:39:00 AM
My favorite season - I echo your wish for winter to stall. Lovely tribute to Autumn Jjote
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Date: 10/26/2021 2:07:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Andrea! This is a beautiful piece on Autumn, expressed with a perfect rhyme scheme. Well done, My Dear Friend ... touching as usual with your wonderful poetic style. A fave for me! Love and warm wishes ~ Mala
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Date: 10/20/2021 5:55:00 PM
Oh, Andrea! Your lustrous pen shines in this Autumn gem. The fall season sparkles under your spell and your heart shines through your poetic words. Simply beautiful! Congratulations on your excellent win in Emile’s contest. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/20/2021 5:43:00 PM
How nice to read your poetry again, Andrea! I am new to Poetry Soup, don't know my way around, and only accidentally found you. You described autumn and its melancholy so well. Not that I experience that here in the islands, but I do recall it from my past stay on the mainland. Warm aloha, Molly
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Date: 10/19/2021 6:29:00 AM
Andrea, A beautiful piece,~”it never fails, this melancholy comes to me in fall”…..so well said and very true, for me too. Congratulations on your win. Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 10/17/2021 3:23:00 PM
Congrats on your winner. Sara
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Date: 10/17/2021 10:43:00 AM
Andrea, I think on this poem when I see the nomadic birds flying in formation. The winter can't be kept waiting for long. -Richard
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Date: 10/16/2021 3:19:00 PM
Congrats on a much deserved win
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Date: 10/15/2021 2:30:00 PM
I love your last two lines, especially, and also I need no seer, no fanfare or announcement. A good description of Autumn's approach! Congratulations on your placement!
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Date: 10/15/2021 11:33:00 AM
Well done for a winning placement, Andrea.
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Date: 10/15/2021 8:39:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea! Your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest. This contest called for exacting syllable counts and perfect rhymes, as requirements of this form. Well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 10/9/2021 11:08:00 PM
A lovely, soft and beautifully poem of autumn. Another petal from your bouquet of poetry for my basket of favs sweet Andrea! God bless you, He sure has blessed your pen <3
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Date: 10/9/2021 10:49:00 PM
That's a very nice poem for the contest, Andrea.
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Date: 10/7/2021 5:42:00 PM
Fall colors fade too fast, and then naked trees seem so depressed while undressed. I love this poem Andrea. Your talent shines so brilliantly. I am sure Emile will adore this entry. Another fave for me! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 10/7/2021 4:33:00 PM
A lovely poem, Andrea> ...Fran
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Date: 10/5/2021 11:23:00 PM
Autumn is a beautiful month, the summer is lingering but the change has begun...Delice
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Date: 10/5/2021 7:44:00 AM
A lovely example of this Quintain form with an appealing bitter sweet shading at the end (and a sentiment I can share). Good one! Andrea.
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Date: 10/3/2021 3:11:00 PM
Hello Andrea ... really well written verse Andrea. It truly has that ring about what autumn offers - thank you Andrea - Lindsay
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Date: 10/3/2021 1:46:00 PM
Hello Andrea, 'It never fails, this melancholy comes to me in fall ~~ regardless of the beauty that I see.' You understand the season so well. Especially for one's living in the autumn of their life. Maybe a time to think back on spring and summers past., with melancholy dreams that never seemed to last. -Richard
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Date: 10/3/2021 7:43:00 AM
Oh how I agree with the sentiment expressed In this piece that resonates so strongly with Me Andrea, I shall attempt a a (time wall build) If I succeed no doubt you'll be thrilled.' And I will let you have any extra available Cause I'm like that; LOL))))
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Date: 10/3/2021 6:22:00 AM
YEAH, fall is kinda like Cinderella....a quick flirtatious dance and then......great job on the passing fancy of fall Andrea.
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Date: 10/3/2021 4:41:00 AM
Yes, autumn we can enjoy but winter is a little harsh. Maybe it will be late and mild this year but I feel here in the south it is going to be a really cold one. Sara
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