Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Summer leaves in Autumn's Riff

Maple Leaf, Leaves, Leaf, Red, Maple
Courtesy of Pixabay

It seems as though you are still summer
but, the songs of the trees have changed
summer leaves in autumn's riff
pulling at my heartstrings
falls leaves me singing
familiar tunes
crimson red
thoughts of
you

 

linking with dVERSE

hosted by Laura

 

Prompt 2. For those who like a syllabic challenge, I invite you to write a NONET – a nine line poem that begins with 9 syllables, descending line by line to 1 syllable.
Select ONE of these 9 syllable lines as your opener (or more if you wish to write several nonets)

  • It seems as though you are still summer (cite Merwin) - my chosen line

Thank you for your visit

feeling a bit melancholy 

 


21 comments:

  1. Very nice Nonet, Trudessa! Love the red leaves of Fall!

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    1. Thanks Dwight - the leaves are just starting to turn here. Soon autumn will arrive.

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  2. There is a sadness to the songs of the trees. Hope you are well.

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  3. Gorgeous nonet, Truedessa!

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  4. "The songs of the trees have changed" -- what an original and wistful way to express that!

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    1. Thanks Jenna I think they sing a new song these days.

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  5. WOW! So much emotion alone in this piece. The last few lines... That's going to stick with me for a bit tonight. Wow, it is expressed with poignance and it's very haunting in that recollection of memory.

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  6. Truedessa that second line is perfect.

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  7. Great use of sound in your nonet, Truedessa, and the punch of colour in the final lines!

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  8. SO beautiful! I love "the songs of the trees have changed."

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  9. Hi Truedessa - beautiful colours ... ours are an early crisp ... on the coast it's been really dry ... but autumn has some amazing wonders. Lovely poem. Take care - Hilary

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  10. I like the way that one descends.

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  11. you added so much music as to make the saying 'ringing in the changes' come to life - I really enjoyed this Nonet

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  12. The riff and the music—lovely

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  13. I like how you've woven music throughout this.

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  14. Magical musical .... this appeals to the flute playing, song singing part of me. I love it.

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  15. This time of the year is really the time to remember those who have left us.

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  16. The trees sure are a swaying to the new reality of fall.

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