October 26, 2018

Poetry Friday--Autumn Rainbow

I am once again participating in a Spark postcard exchange. The period of time for creating and mailing a postcard is the entire month of October. I won't be posting the three cards I created for the exchange until after October 31 to allow for my postcards to arrive.

My self-imposed theme is "autumn rainbow." I've created three Spark postcards using the colors red, orange, yellow. I wrote three more foe today to complete the rainbow--green, blue, and violet (I'll ignore indigo, the poor stepchild of rainbow colors).

Green

I guess I got a little away from the color with this one:

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Text:

Evergreens

Carpets of needles
around evergreens
stand proof
that ever is not
the same as forever.

Blue

This one is a photo of a fantastic NH autumn sky. The geese were taken from a old Japanese illustration.


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Text:

through the clouds
geese call and respond
...blue blue sky

Violet


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Text:

the last to bloom

asters are a fitting end
to the seasonal parade

a final burst of color
when all around is
browning or dead

Kay will be hosting the Round-Up today at A Journey through the Pages!

20 comments:

  1. Oh, these are terrific, Diane! I especially love your haiku, but also appreciate the thoughtful AHA moment you gave me with Evergreens. Can't wait to read red, orange, and yellow. (And in case you care, Indigo told me she doesn't like to be ignored!)

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    1. Really, Indigo is a puzzle to me. It's brand new unwashed denim and I haven't seen much outdoors that fits the bill. In late July there are blueberries, but now?

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  2. All wonderful reminiscing for our lovely autumn, Diane. I love the idea of the "Autumn rainbow", and I do like the thought you gave to those evergreens.

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    1. I feel sorry for the evergreens, much of December holiday symbolism depends on them. I get the feeling that they are increasingly stressed what with climate change and pollution.

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  3. Wow! What a celebration of the autumn rainbow. The asters are my favorite. I love their burst of color at the end of summer.

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  4. Your line "ever is not the same as forever" is beautiful and plaintive, Diane.

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  5. Autumn Rainbow is a great idea for a theme. Enjoyed these, Diane. The geese is my favorite. :)

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  6. The lack of green in the image for "Evergreens" is perfect for the poem. I love it!

    And you have educated this Californian about asters. I love "burst of color" for their shape.

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    1. Karin, for more years then I care to admit, I thought the flowers I now know as asters were little daisies! The purple ones were always a mystery!

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  7. We've been listening to the geese call and respond in that blue, blue sky.... lovely poems!

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    1. They're still traveling through NH, too, but fewer and fewer.

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  8. Oh, my goodness...the surprise in Evergreens was delightful and fresh. Indigo, poor, poor Indigo. Perhaps another season will take her in.

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  9. These are great, Diane! I'm sure your recipients will be delighted when they receive their postcards and I'm looking forward to you sharing them here. The goose haiku is my favorite, and I really love how you combined the image with that blue, blue sky.

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  10. I love the texture in all your images, and how you wove the texture into your "Evergreens" poem. So much fun to have that burst of color in the asters and mums–my black-eyed susies are hanging on too, thanks Diane!

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    1. Enjoy the flowers while you can. Over the last few days here we've lost a lot from wind and rain.

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