Monday, October 12, 2009

October Song

Golden summer's gone to silver shadows on the sky
Fallen leaves have stained the sidewalk with their copper dye
Tarnish dims the sun and leaden clouds come cruising by
Metal in my heart reflects the metal in my eye.

Shuttered windows turn their blinded faces to the storm
Windows that were edged with lacework back when it was warm
Put that parasol away now, can't you see it's torn
Turn my shuttered heart away from this cold winter morn.

Music plays inside the walls, it's cold and dark outside
Daylight, give me back an hour for one October ride
Winter's wind is cold and bitter, winter's wings are wide
Shed no tears for summer laughter, those have all been cried.

For Read Write Poem's October prompt

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7 comments:

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Love the idea of shutters/windows with faces.

Anonymous said...

from Therese L. Broderick -- you have taken on a challenge and executed it well: each line has 13 syllables, and the poem is composed of monorhymed quatrains. I admire how you write well within the strictures of form.

bearlyaudible said...

Beautiful. And said by someone who rhymes only accidentally and is generally ill behaved poetically. All said, a pleasure reading this poem and following right along. Very nice.

briarcat said...

Ignorance speaking here: what's the form?
The poem is quite lovely, and graceful. I love the metal stanza.

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

As do I. Good use of form as well -- I wish I had an easier time with it myself. Good imagery too.

caroleesherwood said...

i also admire your use of form -- especially in these condensed challenges. i've been a reader for a while and you set a good example of how practicing a skill (form, rhyme, etc.) pays off!

caroleesherwood said...

i also admire your use of form -- especially in these condensed challenges. i've been a reader for a while and you set a good example of how practicing a skill (form, rhyme, etc.) pays off!