Red Hats

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: A Splash of Rust & Gold ~ Micro Poetry

Here is a quote from a poem by John Pepper Clark of Nigeria:


(A city in South-Western Nigeria)

Today is the day we put the “mini’ back into the Sunday Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but you may write in fewer than 10 lines all the way down to a single American sentence). Choose your own form or write in free verse, if preferred.

Red hats sit jauntily
on trees and plants,
topping the like
Christmas decorations.
They are only Autumn’s
leaves stopping by.

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 Red Hats

  1. Jim says:

    Hi Sara, nice little micro poem
    Send those hats away
    Shed, their times have come
    Down, down, to dying
    Trees now showing bald
    Jauntiness is spent


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  2. gillena says:

    nice micro, puts one in a festive mode, time to add some colour to life

    much love…

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  3. “sit jauntily
    perfect word to describe the mood

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  4. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I love the view of autumn leaves as red hats.


  5. Autumn like this brings me smiles.


  6. Miss Stacy says:

    love the idea of autumn leaves just visiting.

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  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Made me smile with delight.


  8. ManicDdaily says:

    Ah, sweet. Thanks. K.


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