Yearning for Mist

Now that lambing storms are done,
showers alternate with sun,
teasing early honeysuckle
to stretch tendrils
studded with gem-like buds
in pear drop pinks and yellows.
Pert and youthful, they raise a smile
but I yearn for the mellow
shades of autumn, the russet,
the ochre, and the artistry
of soft, dissolving, misty
mornings, and muffled caws
of lonely crows.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Norfolk Mist (2)

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads NaPoWriMo: Take the Weather With You

Paul says that there’s all kinds of weather ahead. Maybe snow, rain, hail, sleet…maybe a bright sun-shiny day, but whatever the weather poets can pen a piece to brew up a storm in a teacup. Today he wants us to write a weather-related poem.

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37 thoughts on “Yearning for Mist

  1. Autumn is my favourite season – mainly because it is the only time the weather is mild where i come from. Funny how we always long for seasons past as the weather turns.

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  2. ‘the russet, the ochre, and the artistry of soft, dissolving, misty mornings’… such gorgeous imagery! You bring the season of Autumn to life!💞

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  3. Autumn is my favorite season, I love the others too. But there is always something so special in autumn, and I think you captured it, with your poem.

    ” I yearn for the mellow
    shades of autumn, the russet,
    the ochre, and the artistry
    of soft, dissolving, misty
    mornings, and muffled caws
    of lonely crows.”

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  4. I love how you’ve teased out the early spring tendrils – honeysuckle flowers really sprout and burst up, “pert” as you’ve noted …. sublime unfolding, in nature, and your words …. and autumn, such a rich and lovely, full to bursting season, ripe for the picking, as it were – and you’ve explored this with a fond tenderness – lovely Kim!
    Pat

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      1. oh woot! that’s amazing – a double pleasure then – I’d be envious of the …. er …. blooms (moon rhymes) – sorry, this whole NaPo thing has firmly lodged itself in my head and has infiltrated! Happy writing and weekend too! 🙂

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  5. Kim, I’m with the lamb raising fatmers, the autumn is better than the summer. That even though your boiling sun is merely a teaser the on the U.k. it is almost unbearably hot here in the South Texas days.
    A really fun read
    ..

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