Thursday, October 7, 2010

Whirl




dedicated to Blue Sky Dreaming and her accepting autumn series

WHIRL

First, a Hansa yellow morning sky
then, on the drive home, a rainbow.

The too sweet taste of Pistachio meringue.
A whiff of fear.

Hair falling to the floor, snip, snip.
Rustling leaves drifting: a gypsy whirl.

This birthday gives pause. This one.
Both feet in autumn now.

What was thought known is now unknown.
I am solitary, banished, exiled.
Bare and thin, my branches face the chill.

Your winter fire will warm me.

Read more writing on this week's theme at Magpie Tales.

18 comments:

  1. I hope the whiff of fear didn't come from the haircut, Suki, because you look marvelous! I enjoyed browsing your poems. One line that reached out and grabbed me, "Only the serendipitous need apply".

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  2. My feet have been firmly planted in Autumn for some time ~ all good ............ lovely Magpie!

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  3. I could see it all in your words

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  4. Wonderful writing. I could really feel the closeness of this one.

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  5. Stay warm even with shorter hair! Nicely expressed.

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  6. I love "Bare and thin my branches face the chill."

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  7. Love this.
    So personal, very relate-able.

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  8. I love the line about your feet in autumn. Mine are there too. I love autumn and I love your poem.

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  9. The enigma of a season's change.

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  10. Beautiful
    and it'll grow back thicker and greener, lol
    I promise:)

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  11. smiles. i like the warm touch there at the end...or maybe the longing...nice magpie!

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  12. Beautiful. Nice Mag...Love and Light, Sender

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  13. I love the way you named colors and longings.

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  14. I like the transition from warm to cold and back again (maybe).

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  15. Beautiful, Suki. Thank you.
    And thank you, also, for visiting my blog and reading my first Magpie. Visitors and encouragement are always welcome, as I'm sure you know.

    Kay, Alberta

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