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Canopy’s aperture, spilled light’s nuance, tinted, as my eyes arrested, to attest fall’s saga… A tree proclivity, had me stalled in Ashland, watching the leaves succumb, leaving stark limbs barren… Those with temerity, plunged at high speed, head first Others spun dizzily, tornado-bewildered… Few flew in gradients, of sideways-sloped descent: wishes on air sustained, just a little longer… Some seemed to ride gentle, invisible, sleep-chutes, touching down easily, with wizened acceptance… My marrow slowly chilled, as damping moisture crept But cheer was soon bubbling, as merry maples fell: swaying in zigs and zags, frolics of to and fro, to come to a smooth rest, on the glassy brook’s face Alighting sans ripples, their fate in water’s hold: floating on a mirror, reflecting their past life, ere being swept by currents, to their next journey’s start…
(11/4/18 - Repost of Ashland Autumn for P contest hosted by Constance la France)

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Date: 10/25/2021 5:08:00 AM
Dear Susan, a lovely and descriptive picture of autumn filled with the swift movement of this time of year. Blessings, Paulette
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 10/26/2021 3:11:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 10/5/2021 12:07:00 PM
Very lovely Susan - a portrait of fall in autumnal observation with lovely images. Congratulations for you win. The southernmost part of Oregon is truly magnificent in the fall.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 10/5/2021 4:07:00 PM
Soup mail.
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 10/5/2021 2:20:00 PM
thank you ...yes, it was a lovely stop returning from Portland a few years back :)
Date: 10/5/2021 8:29:00 AM
Susan, congratulations on your win in my "P" contest with this lovely poem, I find it quite beautiful well done ~ love and serenity _Constance
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 10/5/2021 2:20:00 PM
thanks for hosting :)
Date: 10/1/2021 10:52:00 PM
wow what a beauty and very well placed, Susan. congrats on your win.
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 10/2/2021 11:21:00 AM
Thank you Andrea :)
Date: 9/27/2021 2:38:00 PM
Your poem is beautiful and the imagery is great. The leaves would surely thank you. :) And congratulation on first place!!
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 9/28/2021 12:30:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 9/27/2021 12:48:00 PM
the most vivid descriptive autumnal poem I.ve had the joy to read, your word choice is simply sublime Susan, Many congratulations on your win, a HUGE fave for me:-) hugs Jan xx
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 9/27/2021 2:26:00 PM
Thank you very much Jan So glad you enjoyed it :)