Monday, October 04, 2010

Mortality

The thistle changed to stately brown
devoid of diamonds in its crown
while flanking sumacs flushed bright red
anticipating winter’s dread.

7 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Grand imagery in four lines - this shows your poetic skill.

Liza said...

skill indeed!
another brilliant piece,
thank you for sharing.

xiahluver said...

took me a long time to understand this, but only because of words that i didnt know of. Short yet, meaningful.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Bob,
A wonderful, but sad autumnal image.
I too dread the onset of another cold winter!

Best Regards,
Eileen

rch said...

Hey you all, what's up? Thanks for your truly generous words, this was just my antipodal response to a poem written for think tank thursday which can be found here:

http://averagepoet.blogspot.com/2010/07/majesty.html

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Bob,
You deserve to have some visitors drop by, once in a while. We know where to come for good words written with quality and style!!!

Best wishes,
Eileen

PS: A great theme for the Thursday Poetry Prompt!

gospelwriter said...

Really beautiful - I love your word painting.