Autumn Stirring

In the lengthening shadow
of summer’s hinterland,
leaves are already yellow
and their dusty weariness
is beginning to show.
Counting the days
that empty with their falling,
tattered and brittle,
they know they must go.

Kim M. Russell, 29th August 2019

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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Micro Poetry: Fill The Empty Parts

Kerry’s challenge this week is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but we may write in fewer than 10 lines all the way down to a single American sentence), choosing our own form or writing in free verse, and taking inspiration from Rupi Kaur, using the reference: ‘fill the empty parts…’

30 thoughts on “Autumn Stirring

  1. “Counting the days that empty with their falling,” … this is such a strong image! A moving and powerful piece of writing, Kim ❤️❤️

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  2. It is strange that humans are sad when autumn comes and trees shed their leaves to endure winter’s cold until spring comes. Probably because it means hardship for them too as somehow they must endure winter hopefully having stocked up enough supplies to last. But we don’t go short now do we? With so much trading around the world but just feel sorry for the trees! Your poem Kim however is beautiful!

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