Spiced with Autumn

This landscape is rimmed
with mudflats, salt marshes
and shifting sands.
Stubbly fields smoulder
with an ever-autumnal aura,
tinged with incandescent flames
of purple knapweed
and sky-blue chicory,
bitter and peppery,
spiced up with the sweet perfume
of crushed clover,
wild marjoram and broom.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

Song of the grasshopper

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille – Spice

Mish is our host this Monday and she wants us to get spicy. I hope to develop my quickly drafted spice quadrille into something a little more substantial.


55 thoughts on “Spiced with Autumn

  1. Super description here. A good number of years ago we did a walk through Provence with a group called The Wayfarers. I distinctly remember there were two very pungent scents that wonderful week: the smell of rosemary (I think that was the spice; may have been thyme?) as we stepped on it as it seemed to be everywhere, and the wonderful scent of that vibrant yellow Broom.

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