Shhhhh, listen.....can you hear her.

Shhhhh, listen.....can you hear her.

A Poem by Gee
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The changing seasons

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Shhhhh, listen....can you hear her, can you.

Her breath is but a chill whisper,
a whisper that stirs the leaves of trees ablaze with autumnal hues,
these lit by a fading sun that will climb barely half sky height
before tumbling over an ever darkening horizon,
casting long, grasping, shadows.
Flowers drained by summers oppressive heat bow down their heads in defference, laying petals before her,
a pastel coloured carpet to welcome her arrival,
this littered with burnished, over ripe fruit
given up by a host to tired to any longer hold.
A lone squirrel busies itself, scurrying, collecting, hiding,
for it too knows of her coming,
will see her in, then sleep her away.
Whilst birds on the wing, soar, fly with her,
but only briefly, before leaving for warmer climes,
returning only when she herself is taking her leave.
Me, I have heard her whisper,
felt her chill breath on bared skin,
and am already mourning the season just passed,
wishing that the oft bemoaned summer heat be back.
In hope I pray she be meek, mild, not raise her voice,
and spring will not be welcomed in with blessed relief
from that which went before....












© 2019 Gee


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I love the reverence of this, Gee. Being where I am, I pretty well hate summer and look forward to autumn and winter. As soon as they begin passing away I start thinking about how many months until they are back again. So, I can relate to that voice at the end hoping for the best from the next season but sort of knowing what’s coming will be less than favorable.

Your imagery is lovely and you evoke a real sense of the beauty and miracle of nature. The ways everything anticipates what is next to come and starts preparing. An excellent seasonal poem. I really enjoyed this one.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Thank you Eilis, glad you found agreeable :))
Hope you and yours are safe and well
Have to admit to being someone who sees the special of every season.. though maybe days of the four seasons within twenty four days does get me itching to swear! Your ripe clear phrasing in this poem are second to recent none, Gee: poetic yes, real yes, visual.. absolutely.

What a masterpiece of an introduction:

Her breath is but a chill whisper,
a whisper that stirs the leaves of trees ablaze with autumnal hues,
these lit by a fading sun that will climb barely half sky height
before tumbling over an ever darkening horizon,
casting long, grasping, shadows.

Have read this three times, third time aloud.. (added) Just read the review below and mention of your words in a poetry slam... YES!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Left gobsmacked sometimes with the reviews I receive, it's as if I'm reading words about another's w.. read more
emmajoy

4 Months Ago

Gee, whatever I leave is meant, true, more. There have been times with younger darlings when I've .. read more
This painted such a beautiful picture in my mind. Truly a marvel of a poem. Thank you for sharing, and I suggest sharing it as spoken word at a poetry slam as well, I feel it would truly be loved by everyone that heard it. A little bit of Valhalla touched my heart. Like a Valkyrie split the trunk of my soul.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you RJC
Expressive and full of such pertinent description. I could feel it on my skin. Not sure I would concur that spring will not be welcomed in with blessed relief. I am praying as each day passes lol!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Hi John, sorry for the extremely late thank you :)
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

No problem from sunny Croatia!
I think this is the reason for this melancholy I'm feeling.
I am missing summer. :)


Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Me too. HATE THE COLD !
Thank you
this is cool, really seems to show how everything ends, everything moves on, even if it seems like the only one standing still is you, at the same time it also gives a kind of refreshing relaxing truth

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you..
This is a glorious tribute to the seasons. The delicate anthropomorphisms of the seasons and the effect they leave us with is remarkable in your write. Beautiful Gee, probably one of my favorites of yours.

Best,
M.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Your review has my cheeks blushed.....Thank you kindly, your review makes this old fella smile.
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Im chilly already! I want fall to stay a bit longer...though I could do without her temper tantrum hurricanes my way:) Stay warm and wise as you are Gee!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thank you m'lady...I'm more fowl than owl, a right little clucker
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A very poetic piece, Gee...

Just as She soon arrives for you, She has just left us here downunder. She was quite tame this year, but left no tears upon our soil. The driest Winter in quite some time. Yet the Winter you know is infinitely harsher than your Sun drenched cousins here are used to. I hope she behaves herself and touches you kindly upon her coming.

Some wonderful lines throughout this one. Marvellous description and personification of the Ice Queen herself and her approaching effects on the land and those who inhabit it.

Very well written and conceived.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Cheers Doodley, hoping she behaves :))
It seems we both had the same train of thought! I think autumn speaks more to a poet than any other season. Here in my corner of the world, we usually feel it coming before we bare witness to its majestic offerings. Beautiful lines and imagery throughout, Gordon!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Good morning Kelly, hope you are well.
Thank you for dropping in to have a read, yours kind w.. read more

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