Sunday, September 7, 2014

"Preparations"


"Preparations"

Caramel drizzled apples, wood stacked,
bonfire ready.  Evening's still too humid,

yet a leaf spirals down, crimson tipped -
heralds, "Soon.  Soon".

I fickly proclaim Autumn "my favorite",
weary of sun-filled,  heat-drenched days.

Beneath my kitchen window
the fawn's still speckled, buck's antlers fuzzy.

Just a pane of glass divides
sweet green grass and apple pie.

by Margaret Bednar, September 7, 2014


Fall is around the corner (September 22) and I am ready - the pool has lost its charm and I can't wait to hear the sound of crinkled leaves beneath my feet.

This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toads - Flash Fiction 55.  (or non-fiction - prose, poetry - but it must be 55 words - no more, no less)   For my way of counting, hyphenated words count as one :)

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm ready for the relief of cooler temps and rain, too. :)

Mama Zen said...

I'm this sort of fickle, too! This makes want to hurry Fall.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is stunning, Margaret. What a seasonal picture you have painted in words.

Poet Laundry said...

I love this poem, Margaret. Both of those photos are a delight.

Björn Rudberg said...

green grass on one side and apple pie on the other.. what bliss.. yes autumn has its advantages.

georgeplaceblog said...

Beneath my kitchen window
the fawn's still speckled, buck's antlers fuzzy.

Just a pane of glass divides
sweet green grass and apple pie.

Gorgeous - really

Fireblossom said...

I'm ready for fall, too. I love your last 4 lines here.

R.K. Garon said...

Yes! I'm ready...
Sweet read.
ZQ

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it...We don't get much of a fall here in the Houston area, but I am so ready for it to arrive.

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Susie Clevenger said...

Love it...We don't get much of a fall here in the Houston area, but I am so ready for it to arrive.

Grace said...

I love the fawn pictures ~ Though I am glad its cooler now, I am sorry that summer has left too soon ~

Helen said...

Love it when the pool loses it's charm! Wishing you a wonderful week, Margaret.

Jim said...

Nice 55, Margaret, it brings memories. I am ready, fall is here for me as of 9/1. Things won't change and fall weather will come towards the end of November down here.

I did think of my friend who had an annual Halloween wiener roast on his little acreage. But this year he is in now way too out of it to do that, Parkinson got him real bad. His mate is sooo nice, it has to be harder on her than on him.
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Vandana Sharma said...

The beautiful autumn colours:)

grapeling said...

we have no winter here, or even fall, just brown, and sometimes a bit of green ~

Marian said...

i like how you describe your proclamation as "fickly," as though maybe it's not really true, or only true today. nice!

Hannah said...

Wonderful imagery, Margaret. My favorite is this, "yet a leaf spirals down, crimson tipped -" slows time down to that one poignant frame. beautiful poem!