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Thursday

Autumn

I'm waiting..
for a whisper from the wind,
the trembling of earth beneath my hoofs,
the winegold leaf that comes a-twirling.

Then I shall break free
and bolt.

(c) Alaka

23 comments:

  1. I never considered that falling leaves are really bolting ... I like the thought! Nice Magpie.

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  2. I want to jump on a horse after reading this. Nice Magpie!

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  3. The faster they leave, the sooner they'll come again.

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  4. I absolutely loved the simple beauty of this magpie! It captured me with every word!
    I especially liked "the winegold leaf that comes a-twirling" lovely!






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  5. I want to run...
    to where the streets have no names!

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  6. Helen, that’s what I like about poetry. The interpretation varies so vastly.

    Kristen, your comment makes me feel like cat’s whiskers. I have delivered!

    Kathy, hmm.. circular is the way of things..

    Sandra, I was kinda bored with the leaf that turns yellow, russet, auburn.. 

    Rene, U2! ;)

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  7. Love fall. Nice alku. Nice to meet you!

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  8. The imagery in this piece are awesome...i love it! :-)

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  9. Such beauty in "the winegold leaf" and the bolting that defines leaf after leaf, falling from tree after tree.

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  10. I love the novelty of your image!

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  11. Bolting is the perfect word! :) Lovely piece!

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  12. ney, dont bolt...smiles. fun word play...nice magpie!

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  13. I like the sense of time passing you evoke. The anticipation is beautifully described. I can imagine the joy of the bolt!

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  14. i like the imagery.. autumn as a freedom for leaves.. brilliant :)

    My Magpie Is Here:
    http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/wanderer/

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  15. Invite you to try the prompts at Writer's Island

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  16. A falling leaf as a starting gun, with a whisper of wind you are off. You know horses!

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  17. Though late, I am so glad I read it.

    Nice Magpie:)

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  18. Stafford, I have surprised myself!

    ET, glad you did drop in :)

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  19. This is beautiful, I love it. :-)

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  20. so powerful imagery.

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  21. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/thursday-poets-rally-week-31-october-21-27/
    I invite you to attend Thursday Poets Rally week 31.
    sign in, link in a poem, visit and comment for 18 poets, get yourself known to the community.
    let me know when you are ready.
    Thanks a lot.

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