Before all is painted white (Autumn)

Before all is painted white (Autumn)

A Poem by Gee
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Break out the winter woolies folks, she's a comin'

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The fading light from wearied sun
silhouettes the gathered throng,
upon their terracotta perch
in silence, without song.

For they can feel the seasons change
the chill of autumns breath,
see flowers wilt, trees ablaze
such magnificence in death.

Then before all colour painted white,
before winters bell it chimes,
as one on wing they'll take their leave
and head to warmer climes.


© 2020 Gee


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"such magnificence in death," such a paradoxical line. I really enjoy that.

The seasons are about to change once again. Winter draws to an end, and Spring is finally just around the corner, but a good poem like this is timeless.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you, appreciate you reading and commenting
light and ashes

1 Month Ago

You're welcome!
Magnificent! I was completely transported into this scene. The feeling of anticipation, of winter coming is woven expertly into this poem. The life and character you gave autumn, the season of death and fire, is breathtaking. Thank You.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you kindly Zoe
Visual to the nth degree, Gee, thoughtful steps beyond the season itself. What you've stressed is that tho life is gradually dying in the great outdoors, it's still amazingly beautiful. Your chat and chit between posts shows a light side bur deep inside and so often displayed are the depths shown in your finely metered phrasing.

So hope all's well for you and your beautiful girls. Take care, keep safe, keep happy.. best can. Please.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Hi EmmaJ, thanks.
All good in da good :))
Holly in Cotswolds with beau and 2 friends, .. read more
This has been the year when days and months have been totally irrelevant.
It's as if the year has been totally cancelled, and we're starting again next year.
Let's hope next year will kick off well, and we get back to reality.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Fingers crossed :)
it fascinates how the leaves fall to nourish and keep the roots warm while trees are sleeping, not dead, though some do die out. Fall and winter are magical as well, I like to enjoy them from inside, not keen on being cold but if you have the right stuff to keep you warm...its amazing have you been snow skiing? I used to go once upon a time in Winter park in Colorado, so much fun, but I have to agree with Chris, spring is still my fav. (And Colorado chili has squash in it????? ugh what's up with that?) I love hows this rhymes so beautifully, such a nice piece.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thank you.
I'm a spring man, new life, ever warming days and months of sunshine( sometimes a.. read more
Corset

6 Months Ago

IKR????? Heaven's what is this world coming too?
maybe it'll work better here.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxXO2ybSvfg

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Video is unavailable !
Dave's TK Little Skin

7 Months Ago

I blame the hittites for this

You're full of s**t.

No offense.



Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

LMAO...and it is piled 5' 11" high and weighs just over 200lbs.
Will probably delete as I ha.. read more
I love the subtlety with which you paint the birds. I love how you weave together brilliance & fading dimness. I love how you contrast this riot of sensory inputs with the stark cold white to come -- it gives the subtle idea that the colorful profusion is treasured, held onto, for it will be gone soon (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Always happy when you "like" what I have offered up Margie, that can't be said of to many others on .. read more
And very good rhyming it is, too, especially in verse 2. The inner knowledge of animals, such as the birds in the poem, never ceases to amaze me. It's as though they're all psychic. I know my cats are. They know when it's feeding time long before I do. Then again, maybe the little buggers are running a scam on me.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you JTB.
My two mutts sit looking out of the window from 4pm Monday to Friday as they ".. read more
I loved the poem dear friend.
"Then before all colour painted white,
before winters bell it chimes,
as one on wing they'll take their leave
and head to warmer climes."
The above lines. I did enjoy. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote


Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote.
Hope you are keeping well
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend. I am doing well and I hope you are doing well also.

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