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Requiem for Summer

She vanishes in golden light -

one last flare before coldest sleep.

Now dew-tears weep among the yews

and autumn mists softly shroud her.

Trees gently lay down wreaths of leaves

and pews of asters sing in blues -

valedictory hymns to her.

8 September 2019
Farewell, Summer Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
7 lines 8 syllables

Copyright © Charlotte Puddifoot | Year Posted 2019


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  1. Date: 9/13/2019 7:43:00 PM

    A beautiful lament to the end of summer...well penned. Congrats on your win.
  1. Date: 9/13/2019 5:55:00 PM

    Congratulations, Charlotte! Lovely!
  1. Date: 9/13/2019 1:19:00 AM

    dropping back my my congrats Charlotte, outstanding poetry as ever:-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 4:46:00 PM

    ahhh it's so wonderful to see your writing again. Just wonderful. And a well deserved win.
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 12:47:00 PM

    - Goodbye Summer .... and congratulations on your winning poem, Charlotte :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 11:26:00 AM

    oh em gee, charlotte!...the emotional impact and drearily beautiful wordplay make this poem a bestseller... huge congrats and thanks for joining my contest!..huggs
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 11:19:00 AM

    Congrats for your First Place win, Charlotte! A beautiful write! Best to you as you continue your poetical journey - BoB H
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 9:17:00 AM

    You are a magician with your imagery. Congrats. Lonna
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 7:34:00 AM

    I can hear the strains of windblown taps humming in the trees. Beautifully done
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 5:40:00 AM

    Just beautiful. Congrats on your so deserved win. Blessings
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 5:32:00 AM

    Congrats on your win!;)
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 4:20:00 AM

    Beautiful imagery, Charlotte, congrats on your well deserved first place win. John
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 4:13:00 AM

    This is an amazing poem, Charlotte. The imagery and personification conjure up such a vivid picture of the pathos of summer's departure. Congratulations! I can see why Nette was blown away!
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 4:04:00 AM

    Great imagery. I can see why it won 1st place - congratulations Charlotte.
  1. Date: 9/12/2019 3:30:00 AM

    Immense imagery Charlotte--worthy for 1st place, my compliments indeed ~ Aloha always William
  1. Date: 9/9/2019 8:49:00 AM

    Exquisitely descriptive Charlotte
  1. Date: 9/8/2019 5:33:00 PM

    Beautiful, Charlotte. Lovely.
  1. Date: 9/8/2019 4:55:00 PM

    WOW WOW WOW Charlotte, summer may be dying but I am simply blown away by your amazing imagery - should be poem of the year!!! adding to my faves and welcome back, you may post infrequently but when you do it is sheer perfection in poetry:-) hugs Jan xx