Broken Shadows

Written for:  dVerse Poets Prompt - Poetry: 9 Across For A Countdown
(posted by Laura Bloomsbury)

Use one of these lines:

. It seems as though you are still summer (cite Merwin)
. Broken shadows across the cracked ground (cite Merwin)
. The earthed lightning of a flock of swans (cite Heaney)
. One side is wild with foam and glitter (cite Heaney)


*Broken shadows across the cracked ground,
elongated sticks of Summer.
Early inked lines of season
shortening its daylight
hours, welcoming Fall
to fill the skies,
chill the air,
turn leaves
red.

*Line from Merwin

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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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19 Responses to Broken Shadows

  1. lynn__ says:

    A beautiful fall poem, Sara! I chose same line and also wrote a nonet 🙂

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  2. Oh my this is good–BRAVO!

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  3. “Early inked lines of season” – such a memorable line! Thank you for joining in with this Nonet

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  4. rivrvlogr says:

    This has a nice progression leading to those red leaves.

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  5. ‘elongated sticks of summer’ I like the rhythm of this phrase and the incongruity of it.

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  6. I can see the fall happening… such a fiery sight.

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  7. Helen Dehner says:

    Perfect rendering … brilliant ~ especially the first two lines.

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  8. Dora says:

    “Inked lines of the season” is brilliant 🙂

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  9. Othermary says:

    Really nice progression, and I like the way your form and content match, as you talk of shortening days and your lines get shorter and shorter. 🙂

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