Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Studies in Orange


maple leaves in shadowboxes
candles glowing inside pumpkins
flirting tails on slinking foxes
fake tans on the city bumpkins
summer's last gasp of tomatoes
tender pastries made from carrots
roasted yams and sweet potatoes
orioles as bright as parrots
ginger tom as proud as Pharaoh
gleam of new-scrubbed copper kettle
four-alarm-hot habanero
harvest moon as cold as metal
crates of ripened apricots
bundles of October thoughts.

--image courtesy of Magpie Tales
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22 comments:

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

wrap it up, I'll take it all..to go :)

Reflections said...

Oooh, now I think I need some apple cobbler to top things off...

Nice write

Arian Tejano said...

wow! a celebration of lovely details.

like a mutilated leaf

Deborah said...

I really loved this.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the sharp pace of layering images and tying them neatly together as a bundle of October! Neat little package!

Susannah said...

I really enjoyed this feast of imagery! :-)

My Magpie

willow said...

"...fake tans on the city bumpkins"

Teehee!! Wonderful piece!

Doctor FTSE said...

A rewarding sequence of Autumn snapshots.

Book Bird Dog said...

You've summarized fall and autumn perfectly. Nice Magpie!

A Paradise of Spring

Helen said...

.. a beautiful bundle of thoughts!

kathi harris said...

That's fall alright. Very visual.

Diane T said...

I particularly liked last gasp of tomatoes! Amazing writing!

Kristen Haskell said...

All these images and I just want some hot apple pie!

Martin H. said...

"..harvest moon as cold as metal.." Superb.

Tumblewords: said...

Delectable imagery!

Suz said...

what a delightful poem
loved every image

cosmoscami said...

A great job of making a rhymed poem not feel that way.
Loved your choice of words.
Well done.

Jingle said...

elegant,
a taste of harvest and love.
lovely job!

Carrie Burtt said...

This is truly delicious...a wonderful magpie! :-)

Terresa said...

A Magpie that begs to be read aloud, and blesses the reader as it is read, every word.

My fave lines:
"orioles as bright as parrots/
ginger tom as proud as Pharaoh."

Brian Miller said...

lovely...each line a beautiful picture in and of itself...wonderful magpie!

~T~ said...

All the best orange objects!