Saturday, October 17, 2020

Autumnal Bits

“The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.” Laura Jaworski


autumnal blushes
in butterfly wings, the heart
of wood and the sky


October
blooms pink,
to remind everyone
of the breast cancer
monster.


under a gray sky,
rose and canna lily bloom
retaliation

 

- click HERE for the other two pictures that inspired the 1st poem, HERE for notes brewed out of the 2nd, and HERE for the canna lily that helped bloom the 3rd.

- for Poets and Storytellers United (Writers’ Pantry #42: Autumnal).

 

33 comments:

  1. "Autumnal" is one of my favourite words! Love the "retaliation" poem in particular!

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    1. I, too, love what autumnal does to the tongues. And all the yummy imagery the word brings to mind is an extra bonus, methinks.

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    2. Oh, and retaliation blooms are my favorite. 😁

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  2. Ha, 'autumnal' is one of my favourite words too, and autumn my favourite season. No surprise, then, that my favourite of these pieces is the first. But I appreciate them all, particularly after following the links.

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    1. My favorite season used to be summer, but I've fallen for autumn.

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  3. The world is so beautiful in many respects. How on earth did we manage to get admittance? Perhaps it was our/your ability in poetry that helped!

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    1. Perhaps the universe knew that, every now and again, humanity doesn't totally suck.

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  4. Beautiful bashful bits of autumn, Magaly! I especially love the ‘autumnal blushes / in butterfly wings’ and the retaliation of the blooms. A celebration of pink!

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    1. "A celebration of pink!" brings to mind one of my very bright fashion phases, lol!

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  5. Beautiful autumnal bits and shades of pink. I don't know whose quote is this but it speaks of my support too, “In October, I wear pink for all warriors.”

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  6. Wonderful emphasis on the desire to survive XXX

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  7. Floral retaliation is the BEST retaliation. A wonderful Haiku. They're all good, but that one's my fave.

    well done, MG

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    1. There is something about a bunch of pretty blooms plotting and, well, blooming rebellion, isn't it?

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  8. I wish cancer is just something we are aware of, not something that's personal. That's a pretty pink gumamela. Autumnal blushes, how charming!

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    1. For me breast cancer is very personal. I'm hoping that in a year or three, it will become just something for me (and others) to be aware of. Fingers crossed, right?

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  9. You got me thinking about the falling leaves as autumnal butterflies.

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  10. To me, the three pieces tell a story of colors proudly displayed and announcing their resistance. Or perhaps I just have resistance on the brain as of late. Either way, there's something hopeful feeling in them and I like it.

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    1. Resistance is a wonderful thing to have, especially these days.

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  11. never give up the good fight!
    hey, the rose seems to be holding a spear. (i know it's a flagpole)

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  12. That strength in those colors and blooms!

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  13. The messages in your lovely poetry come thru loud and clear. Retaliation is good. Good.

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  14. The audacity of rose and canna lily, retaliating to gray sky! YAY them!

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  15. Your flowers are wiggling their tongues at me!!!

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  16. ..." ... the heart of wood and sky" (I think you should leave "the" out.

    Brewed and blooming - I love all of them and the images!

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I shall definitely think about it.

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