Royalty of Autumn

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Autumn PAD – Day 11 – CRIMSON
“Here we are, a little further into the season. The remaining leaves have changed and the colors have achieved a more rich and deeper hue. So we go into the palette again and tap the crimson shade to give a bit more variety to our poetry. As always, go where your muse takes you and let us see your vision.”

Crimson is deeper than red, so plain,
in leaves, in gown, in lipstick hue.
Royalty wore it, and so should you.
Crimson clad trees are dressed in flame.

I am sure it adorned Auntie Mame.
Scarlet’s out, it’s Miss Crimson in Clue.
Crimson is deeper than red, so plain,
in leaves, in gowns, in lipstick hue.

Did your face flush crimson from shame?
So hard to hide from other’s view.
Autumn’s colors have imbued
the harvest, abundance, and joy’s reign.
Crimson is deeper than red, so plain.

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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