Wednesday, 17 September 2014

summer turns to winter


after what was sown 
had been reaped

hot bustling days, 
good-naturedly, 
began to fade away

and in the season’s amber 
late evening shade 
and crisp, tattered 
harvest breezes

the grinning pumpkin moon
signalled the coming 
cold winter nights:

when the last vestiges
of bountiful summer 
would be peacefully 
laid to rest

wrapped in white linen


note:  the prompt from Poetry Jam this week is “Harvest”.

photos:  summer turns to winter – W. Bourke

© 2014 Wendy Bourke

15 comments:

  1. The sweat and efforts of summer are given a respite in the cold months ahead. A logical reward from Providence! Great lines Wendy!

    Hank

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  2. Yes, Wendy, we get to see the results of all of the sowing in autumn. Everything is as ready as it will ever be. I always feel sad when the 'last vestiges of summer' are laid to rest! Even though it is a part of each year's cycle, it is so hard.

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  3. We may get our first rain of the season tonight! I am so excited--I love autumn--beautiful write Wendy--the turning of the seasons feels inevitable right now

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  4. Harvest time die mark the end of a season and the beginning of a new one. I like fall but also know that after autumn comes winter and the feeling that it will never end.

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  5. Soon this white linen will cover the whole atmosphere and environment, a welcoming refreshing view.

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  6. so delicately woven words Wendy....hibernating image of bountiful summer wrapped in white linen is exquisite.....

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  7. There is almost something very comforting in this and the white linen is beautiful. This is a tapestry of emotion.

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  8. The grinning moon and the white linen.. I love those linen.. with that I feel ready for winter ..

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  9. Love the grinning pumpkin moon...made me grin too :)

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  10. Such a feeling of peace and the nature of things here, Thanks for posting.

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  11. Beautiful imagery here Wendy.....I love this!

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  12. What a beautiful way to describe the change of season!

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  13. What wonderful word painting here, Wendy. Loved this poem!

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