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A Slow Fall

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A Slow Fall

There are years, around here,
when fall doesn’t fall…
it flies by
on zephyr wings
and arctic breath

when Summer jumps into Winter
as if invited to a polar swim fest
where men play like bears
with little sense ~

some years.

Not always.

This is a molasses kind of year,
running slow, almost late, as if there were
no time like the present,

as if there were one more ball to attend,
a special sort of ball,
where one dresses in grand style,

with beaus all standing around
just waiting for her grand entrance
she, the debutante,
who arrives,
in red,

just because the color suits her
and she glows
with all of summer’s warm
held within…

where she will dance the night away
before the clock strikes 12
before the magic subsides
before the kiss of crystal ice
and the beaus hold their breath
with the wind’s tease of shimmy…

and its icy gasp shrivels the thread of each bit of lace,
allowing all to fall around her ankles,

just after
her last dance of summer.

© Copyright 2004 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-18-2004 02:08 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

OMG what a beautiful painting this would make

absolutely mezmorizing

the picture, the words and the generous poet behing the camera....thank you kindly

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2 posted 10-18-2004 02:57 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

ah you could almost make me love this season again with this.......sigh
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Nice...very nice....so touchingly rendered, and so very true.

I used to love the long autumns, and like you just hate the times when it's "brown-and-down" from an early frost.....

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Great write sweets....beautiful pic too....looks like Enchantress's hair...!!!...that makes it almost erotic!!!
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Karilea,
Now that write makes me want to seek out fall and pay a long visit. The desert does not know the meaning of a fall like that. Lovely...
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6 posted 10-18-2004 04:37 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Beautiful.. both the poem and the image.

Wonderful as always Karilea

Mxx

and I am haunted
by my illicit exquisite dream
but I can't really wake up
so I just drift in between

~ani difranco~

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This is a molasses kind of year,
running slow, almost late, as if there were
no time like the present,

as if there were one more ball to attend,
a special sort of ball,
where one dresses in grand style,

with beaus all standing around
just waiting for her grand entrance
she, the debutante,
who arrives,
in red,

just because the color suits her
and she glows
with all of summer’s warm
held within…

How very beautiful... *S* I can feel the breeze, see the dance... all through your words. *S*
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nice read
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Very very beautiful Karilea..
Seems Autumn is in a hurry to give way to winter here this year.
Wish we could have the scarlet leaves year round..
But then again...I would miss the green leaves of summer.
Hugs YOU!

~Autumn..the year's last, loveliest smile.~

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How lovely you write her beauty!  It is raining here...finally.  
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not slow enough for me

beautiful poem and pic
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This is a !!

~Alli~

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