These last few months were spent discovering what I am made of. I could have done without it. It was not pretty.
It felt like a series of gut punches featuring endings that cumulated with a teetering on the brink. This left all in the family breathless. That saying about crap coming in threes – no exaggeration!!
I am, however, still standing. I was blessed with the strength to pull back from the brink. And for this, I am thankful it is autumn still.
nestle in blue skies
as winter nears
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flurry of leaves
ride the wind –
It is early morning and the splash of color in the sky – a gift of sunrise. This second august day is cooler, more breathable than in previous days. It seems that autumn has stuck it’s big toe in.
I know it’s still a bit early for this but images of autumn leaves surfing crisp cool air fill my head. As I pass an especially woodsy area of this park, there is a steady breeze.
This is enough for a pause with outstretched arms, head tilted back and eyes closed, regardless of who is watching.
cool, breezy morning
hosts lively russle of leaves –
hints of autumn
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noon day sun struggles
to fuse through stark autumn gray
a stillness clings fast –
massing onto bare branches
the silhouettes of black birds
The prompt words are Drift & Mingle.. I used the synonyms Mass & Fuse
For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday
#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 206 #SynonymsOnly
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autumn slips away
marred by lush flights of fancy
with no path to grace
A Senryu for Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are Grace & Slip. To participate or to read other entries go here :
autumn winds –
blustery cold day
so like fall
For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are Cold & Fall.
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frolick here and there
free at last