Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~”Equinox, Equator”
Your challenge: In a new poem, show us the Equinox or the Equator as you experience it. 

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne

Autumn has swept in
with its paint-brushed
leaves and denuded trees.

On the other side, Spring
has bloomed, soft and sweet
as a new bride and groom.

Two diverse seasons, each
has its virtues–a cooling off of
tempers, a warming up of hearts.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Opposites

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the cooling off of tempers, the warming up of hearts.


  2. Old Egg says:

    Luckily our hearts will be warming up here soon. Let’s hope your winter is not too hard.


  3. Susan says:

    Nice segue into allegory! Love the word “denuded.”


  4. As balanced as the motif that inspired it. Just delicious.

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  5. Rall says:

    I am pleased we are in Spring and your depiction of it as a new bride and groom. Our winter was unusually bleak this year (for us).Enjoy your Autumn!


  6. Jae Rose says:

    And in the right hands opposites make the perfect pair (that was my favourite quote too)


  7. Grace says:

    Love the seasonal changes in our world Sara ~

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  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Your conclusion made me smile.

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Warming up of hearts.. that is such a lovely image ❤

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