B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond Challenge: “To the Fall Leaves” #amwriting #poetry 


Thank you to MindLovesMisery’s Menagerie for hosting this week’s challenge on Fall and D.H. Lawrence’s poem about Fall called: “Autumn Rain.” 

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Credit: Forbes Travel Guide

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Crinkled Leaves, 

Whisper past my cheek, 

Twist in hair, 

On the ground, 

Disperse in my hand, fragments, 

Not one leaf — thousands. 

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The scent Fall —

Gives, lingers of rot.

It’s acrid

Yet pleasant. 

Dessication, fragrance breathe;

A nip in the air. 

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Floating leaves, 

Linger around trees, 

Dropping as —

One passes, 

Realize everything has —

A time to live and die.

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Brush strokes of, 

Deep scarlet and orange —

As pumpkins, 

Yellow as —

Butterscotch dripping and warm, 

Oozing to the ground.

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Feet crunching, 

Leaves underfoot and twigs, 

From trees mix, 

With their birth–

Place; such twigs sprung with green leaves, 

There weight is now shed.

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Arises, 

The wind, blowing such –

Skeletons, 

They were lush, 

Now, they are gone, murmuring —

Winters chill and scorn.

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Yet such a —

Beauty one does not —

See, but in —

The Fall when, 

Leaves cover pathways, hint at — 

Fascinating old dreams. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

12 thoughts on “B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond Challenge: “To the Fall Leaves” #amwriting #poetry 

  1. I appreciate this tribute to fall. I especially like the verse about color, where scarlet and orange and yellow and butterscotch are used. The word “desiccated” above works really well, too. Do you have autumn colors? We have none. In the heat, green leaves are turning brown. Sigh. Thanks, then, for vicarious fall!

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    1. Thanks again Christopher. We do get a lot of orange, yellow, and brown leaves and every so often a bit of red and a deep purplish-red as well. Our house alleyway goes right through to parks and the river valley below. However, September was a warm one so many trees and grass are yet green. I think we get our first frosts this week. Wish you had a nicer scenery to see. Have a great week 🙂

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