THE DEMISE

THE DEMISE

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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THE DEMISE


In the morning mist

I still see the blurry hues

Leaves all fuse together

A tapestry of Venus

Sleepy sunrise

Scales the treetops

To unleash its fervor

Wearisome leaves alter

To a color wheel of splendor

 

Though transiently

From afar, a cold front storm fumes

Lashes out in all its wrath

Beats down the yellow, orange, red pallet

Its final demise

Leaves diffuse, curl to a crumbly brown

Snow smothers them

Underneath, mingle with the earth’s crust

Await

The swell of buds

In Spring

 

 

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


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LJW
Very compelling description of the change of seasons.


Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your lovely words….
Best Betty
I am such a nature person and Ohh, I just loved the poetically described October season, which not only brings joy but a festive vibes along with it. I really liked the coziness of the season portrayed here . Loved your piece Betty. And you know, here in India, this season is all about celebrations.😊
Once again, much love to this write.

Regards,
Anu

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We have many festivities here too, art shows, markets, and of cour.. read more
Anuja Sharma

2 Weeks Ago

I feel so blessed to be a part of this community where everyone comes from a different background/cu.. read more
Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

I definitely agree😊
Beautiful poetic expression here as well as superb imagery. Really nice creative writing Betty. Loved this one my dear friend.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you a million times Chis….we had such a beautiful autumn here, I just wanted it to stay fore.. read more
I apologize it took me so long to get to this! What a lovely poem. I absolutely love the colors and hues you paint here and each word you used feels so fitting for this piece. 'Sleepy sunrise scales the treetops.' This feels so accurate to nearly every dawn. The vibrancy of this poem is breathtaking and almost feels like a song. Thank you for sharing1

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for reviewing……wonderful
Keep well,
Best
B.😊
"The Demise" seems to be a rather harsh assessment of this lyrical autumn scene of approaching storm. Maybe it's becuz rain is so badly needed here, we'd never think of even flooding as "demise"! Still, your scenario is painted in vibrant dynamic autumn-ness (((HUGS)))

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for a lovely review…..I guess I used “ demise” because I am fearful of strong storm .. read more
A tapestry of Venus… oooo I love that! This is wonderful, I love the imagery, I almost feel the chill and wind on my face. These are my favorite kind of poems.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much for your on spot, thoughtful review
Nice to hear from you, my friend
Be.. read more
Hello, Betty! :)
I really enjoyed the colorful vivid imagery in this poem. The sky is an everchanging beauty. Thanks for sharing your view!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

PS I went to read one of your poems and I think I've read them all...any new ones?
mattavelli

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for checking in. :)
I haven't written anything in a while. My free time has been going.. read more
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

You’re very welcome Mat!
Very nice
Autumn has been a disappointment this year with endless rain, but the colors still decorate the landscape
Should inspire some painting??
We just dodged a tornado and not sure what to expect this winter

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks my dear friend for your review
Best, B
well said says i! ;) it is a fine meditation to think on Fall's exploding splendor, Winter's pall followed by the glory of rebirth and awakening of things that were asleep. I like how you approached it from the aspect of demise .. a negative flavor you carry throughout .. wearisome .. storm's fury etc. I think it really accents the turn in closing ... hmmmmmmm our woods this year are particularly colorful .. the previous weather trends and happenings can make such a difference .. we don't get frigid temps nor snow here in Arkansas but there is a slumber in the woods .. I am looking forward to it actually .. winter brings an even deeper quiet .. I enjoyed reading very much! Thanks for sharirng ma'am!
E

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

you're very welcome Sir Einstein!
Best, B.
dearest Betty ... if only we could Rise again... but then--
we do Rise to Spring every year to see the wee buds appear.
We count the tears when loved ones pass ... however, we will
all become Butterflies in our next Life. truly, Pat


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Pat for your upbeat review. I would love to become a butterfly in my next life!
Bes.. read more

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Betty Hermelee

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My love of poetry results from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid .. more..

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