Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme

A Poem by Chris Shaw

when I see those green leaves turn
with the heat of desert burn
all around I sense that fall
hovers by the garden wall

bouquets of summer please don't go
your ribbons are still decked in gold
and I would miss your presence here
with onset thoughts of winter cold

all that flora fades at night
sad to witness birds in flight
swans still pair on river's glass
love once born is meant to last

© 2022 Chris Shaw


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It's funny because every summer when the heat is blazing I can't wait for fall. Then when winter gets here I wish I was back in summer.

And yet, I have to agree that summer gives us flowers and memories to hold onto throughout life. Another steller poem from you Chris. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Tim. I feel the same as you do. Too hot for me at the moment, but neither do I want winter.. read more
Blunt--Instrument

1 Week Ago

I feel the same way. That first cold autumn day when you didn't dress warm enough and you're alread.. read more



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Chris, I’m there, a take you there poem , fantastic reading it , The winter I like , I don’t mind it
As long as I’m not in Siberia lol,

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanks for that lovely review Stuart. Much appreciated.

Chris
Stuart Munro

1 Month Ago

Thanks Chris ,
Is it welcome back? Where has the summer gone?! We are ready for the changing colours and it will change in turn from region to region. Hello Chris! Good to have you back. /Freds.

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Freds. Will be popping in to say thank yous, but need some more time for catch up on stuff.. read more
dearest Chris … I have buried Summer Peach Seeds in my Flower Pots… hoping they will take Root and I will transplant to my small Orchard of Cherry trees . Next Autumn or so… Summer is silently reaching for the other side of the Earth.. always sharing a new birth. Soon the Colors of Autumn will settle on your Hearth and we will wait for Winter Snow. gently, Pat

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks dear Pat. I hope you have great success with your planting. So satisfying to nurture and.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

Whoa… amazing that you started saplings of Walnuts… May God bless you and keep you safe and well.. read more
Everything changes. That seems to be the only thing that stays the same. My daughter and I watched a great gaggle of Canada geese walking through a parking lot yesterday; about twenty or more. She practiced her goose walk with them. The last month I have been harvesting flowers from my gladiolus, one at a time and placing them in a vase on our kitchen table. The first three were peach and yellow. Today is my wife's birthday and the gladiolus seemed to know and bloomed a pink one, just for her. It's so beautiful , just like her. I enjoyed your lovely poem. Bless, F.

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Good evening Fabian. Thank you for your lovely review. What fun for your daughter to practice her go.. read more
Well expressed,Summer is very hard for me as it's too hot, I really enjoy fall the most and maybe spring ;-]

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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Weeping willow. Your review is appreciated. I:m not over keen on heat either.

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Saying goodbye to summer is a happy time for me!! Fall is my favorite time of the year so, am always excited when it comes. This is a beautiful poem honoring the positives of summer. Nicely done. Temp

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Temp. Your fall certainly brings wonderful colour. I prefer spring, every time.
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This is amazing Chris, love the rhyming couplets

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Becks for your kindness.

Chris
basic writer

1 Month Ago

not a problem...
The bouquets of summer can hang around as long as they want. However, this godawful heat has me yearning for those autumn leaves. Of course, come February I'll be pleading for May to come. Satisfaction is like the mayfly; it doesn't linger very long.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you JTB. The willows on the river have already turned, autumn is on the way and there is no su.. read more


its not always greener on the other side, is it .. but when a gall can pen summat like this it makes us fellas sit up and think .. hell yeah, maybe it is :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

wouldn't know, never stepped outside my garden gate. I take it you like the poem :)

T.. read more
It’s interesting how you managed to weave all these ideas into a cohesive whole but end on a disjunctive couplet that holds the whole thing up as more than description.
W

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks W, for stopping by to leave your thoughts. All the best.

Chris

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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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