Saturday, 17 November 2012

Autumn lilies

Picture credit:   Terry


i gaze across autumn lilies    
speckled orange and delicate 
                                              wings 

it is mid-November
and sunrise is muted blue 
                                              lilac 

my fingertips trace the edges
serrated pink and curled 
                                              palms 

i hold as we make love - lingering 
slow - amidst drone of subway 
                                              train

running fast and furious as days
turn colder and fades 
                                              quickly

in the brushstrokes of twilight -
mulched of seeds and fallen 
                                              leaves 

strong is the scent of darkness    
like grounded coffee beans   
                                              brewing  

i hear your words underfoot 
shaped green, restless moon 
                                              tide

sweeping changes, never far   
touching our feet, which keeps 
                                              returning

for another fragrant sip -
my stem clings to damp dew 
                                              skin

anchoring our love, muddy warm - 
in the coming winter 
                                              nights 



Posted for:   D'verse Poets Pub: Poetics - Photography by Terry S. Amstutz - It's Saturday - Time to break away from my work and studies to write and visit blogs ~   
Thanks for the visit ~   

46 comments:

  1. nice...love the images...my fav is the scent of darkness
    like grounded coffee beans...and making love amidst drone of subway..great how you weave this together with the lilies and the colder season ahead

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words and visit Claudia ~

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  2. Like the little world play at the end of each one, and great imagery spun. Still hate the cold, but better when you have such an anchor to take hold.

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    1. Lately its been a warmer than usual autumn ~ Thanks for the visit Pat ~

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  3. haha i love the form and how your right column lines complete and end each set of verse.....if darkness smells like coffeebeans i am running to it, just saying...smiles...muddy warm love is a cool thing too....nice grace...

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    1. Missed writing and linking up ~ Thanks Brian for the support and encouragement ~

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  4. Oooo...you do the sensual so tastefully well... lovely imagery of flowers of warm skin, of skin cuddles through winter. Good to have you back with us, hope the studies went well :)

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    1. It is still on-going until the end of the month ~

      Thanks for the lovely words and visit Bren ~ Missing all of you ~

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  5. "anchoring our love, muddy warm -
    in the coming winter"
    My favorite lines :)

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  6. I love your innovative style here, Grace... and oh so vivid, sensuous.

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  7. Thanks Heaven. Really nice work on this poem. Love what you've done. So many great lines here. I love the "strong is the scent of darkness, like grounded coffee beans, brewing" That line so captures my personal experience when I'm out on my morning walks just marveling at creation and the cycle of life.

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    1. Your photographs are wonderful ~ Thanks for sharing them ~

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  8. Grace, I love how you wrote this poem in your own unique style so very pleasureable to read. I love that the scene of darkness is like ground coffee beans. That resonates with me. You have written a lot of autumn poems this year. I think you could do a chapbook with all of them. Smiles.

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful words Mary ~

      That is a good project to think about ~ Smiles ~

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    2. You wanted to know how to do a chapbook. I would say start with looking at "Lulu Publications." There are some others out there, but this is who I used.

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    3. Thanks Mary ~ Will check it out ~

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  9. very warm, very beautiful. really enjoyed the form you used, really interesting.

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  10. wow..loved your interpretation, every little stanza. the formatting, too. colorful and warming, truly. thanks for sharing~

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  11. "in the brushstrokes of twilight -
    mulched of seeds and fallen
    leaves" my favourite line if I have to choose ... but so enchanting - just love how it stays and replays in my mind. This is beautiful writing. (I've not got an entry tonight, just had to read and comment on this x)

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  12. Always enjoy your writing so much, Grace. It feels so delicate somehow...moody, yet very pleasant and relaxed.

    I'm trying to get back up to speed with my posting again too after moving. It feels good to be back.

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  13. A sensual feast and I especially enjoyed your use of color and smell.

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  14. Very pretty poem, and your spatial jumps work well. k.

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  15. nothing better than some love in the Autumn ....

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  16. Such a unique way to form your words...beautiful and delicate like the photo. Nice!

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  17. I love water lillies and all they represent in word and other forms of art. I love your use of them as well. I liked the anchor refernce and the sensual aroma throughout the piece like a Yankee Candle burning as I read. Excellente.

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  18. Cool images and I love the way you threaded it all together - excellent!

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  19. So beautiful with an incredible warmth.

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  20. Wow. Hard to choose an image here that I like more than others, they are all stitched into the embroidered blanket so beautifully, though I do like this:
    "strong is the scent of darkness
    like grounded coffee beans
    brewing"
    And the train sounds, and the feeling I have--remembering my own time in a row boat with a lover drifting into the lily pads--that the best place to mellow out is afloat. It would prepare thee for anything. (Can thee tell I am a water sign?)

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  21. who'd think autumn lilies would lead to so many images, pictures, feelings, touches... superb!

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  22. I hear your words underfoot shaped green....such a warm and lovely image to carry through the day...enjoyed your take on the prompt, thanks

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  23. Hmmm... so much to see,hear, and smell. Even some touching too! This poem is taking over my senses in a really good way!

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  24. Lovely imagery well matched with the photo

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  25. The form you've chosen for this helps it enormously. the little emphases provided at line ends/beginnings works just fine.

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  26. beautiful...interesting form too

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  27. I love the rich, dark imagery! Beautiful, Heaven!

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  28. I adore this Heaven, it really brings out the good side to Autumn in my opinion and places the positives way above the negatives which I absolutely love, great poem as always.

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  29. So nice to be reading you again. This must be one of your best, so full of loving imagery. It made me sigh and for a moment I was still, resting in your words. Glad you took the time out from work and study.

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  30. A lovely farewell to autumn's gentle love and a nice door for winter's flannel love to enter
    Happy sunday, Grace

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  31. I love how you framed this! I've never seen you do one quite like this before, it's beautiful the way it flows. Thank you.

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  32. Glad you were able to break away and write. I love this!

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  33. This is the image I had chosen too when I saw it over at dVerse, but life got the better of me. I love everything about this poem Grace and the way you formatted it too, gives the words even that much more.

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