(Sort of) Sounding in Fall

(Sort of) Sounding In Fall

Often I write for sound–
rhymes abound, meter measured-
but what I write of now
is the meaning of your limbs
limning mine,
the way time hovers
over old lovers as asters float
over autumn’s greens like moths
miming spring, periwinkling flashes
of leaf light, a fall-out
of sky’s laugh,

the way your lashed eyes too
blue the darkness,
the muted indigo
of inner ulna nesting
my sojourn on your

rest is what it sounds like
and what it means–
rest, and what we wrest
from it–that floating press of blue
that outbids dawn, then moves, late,
to the west, sometimes under
the lids
of my eyes also —


Drafty poem, linking belatedly to Real Toads Tuesday open platform. The photo is mine, has asters in the foreground!


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8 Comments on “(Sort of) Sounding in Fall”

  1. thotpurge Says:

    the way time hovers over old lovers …how beautiful..

  2. hedgewitch Says:

    An exquisite and eloquent love poem, a musical rippling of sounds, and a very fine poem, K, in all respects. Your lead-in lines to the second stanza which for me is the heart, and then the graceful ending which lightly replays your sound motif–all just a pleasure to read, and full of the autumn of life and its richness.

  3. intense…. can one long to have once been a lover? if possible, I would so have been yours…

  4. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    I always admire the richness of sound in your poetry. Here the stanza describing the eye really stands out for me.

  5. The photo is as strikingly beautiful as the poem. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  6. Mama Zen Says:

    This is a treasure trove of sound! Gorgeous work, K.

  7. Susmit Says:

    So rich and so neat….the emotions wrapped in those lines and flowing through the stanzas got me hooked….Awesomely put!

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