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The Reverence of the Last Days of Autumn

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Martie
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The Reverence of the Last Days of Autumn

There are so many big things
to contemplate as winter fast approaches.
There are shadows across the lawn
and the black skinny cat that
has fleshed out against the night
and all those bright and belligerent autumn leaves
that startled the eye
now crunched and blown brittle.
The pomegranates are splitting,
the laden apple tree is almost purged.

There are many weighty questions
to contemplate before the day
treads its cool fingers through
the screen door.
Where are the crickets of summer,
the early morning song-birds,
and the thunderous roar of bees around
the morning glory?

On the lawn the morning paper
is covered with plastic
against the dew.
The dew is such a small thing to
loom so large and menacing.
Inside are words,
words that tell of immense things,
transgression and power,
death and probes,
poverty and chaos,
the fabric of newsprint
the meaty weight of humanness.

The walk down the steps, then
across the path is tremendous
with minutes
as the big hand of time
trudges on
capturing, with callous
indifference
the reverence of the last days
of autumn.



 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
RobertB
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MARTIE!!!!! I love it!!! It is definately the last days of autumn!!! Very nice!

RB
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-15-1999 08:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie,
There you go again!.
I feel like I'm just getting into a good novel!
(incidently, that remark of mine was chapter 2 in roman numerals, not 11)
Now we're ready for chapter III
Great poetry!
Liz
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A beautiful portrayal, Martie. (I didn't recognize you without the bird!)
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Very lovely, Martie!

 Denise


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Beautiful, Martie.
I love autumn too.
Enjoyed this very much.


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6 posted 12-16-1999 12:11 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Martie - has migration come early and certain birds flown away? LOL  

Lovely poem and a lovely photo to match...

  K

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andy
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Autumn is certainly coming ( over here in NZ ) and I love your poem.      

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Good job.  The style you wrote this with carries a certain sense of reverence with it, which was nice.  I always like reading things that are put together nicely, and you did put this together nicely.  

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a lovely write Martie
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Martie, I love this poem, its a

lol

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