Autumn Calling (Friday Night Poetry Corner #282)

Good evening and welcome to another Friday Night Poetry Corner (The one and only for this month). I think some of you know that Fall is my favorite time of year. So to showcase my love for this season, here is a beautiful poem from a fantastic poet. Please visit this writer’s page and enjoy more well-written works!

Words and Coffee Writing

1

Shuffling feet brush tawny needles across the path,

scattering their fragile splayed fingers.

2

Sunlight ripples through emptying branches,

forming breezy bridges of shadows.

3

Wind carries songs of harvest, the taste of damp,

and the crushing pressure of lost time.

4

Yellow leaves catch on the clasp of your coat,

crunch under your fingers and pool underfoot.

5

The seasons carry tides for the sea bereft.

The best walk is an autumn trail hand in hand.

I believe I just wrote a Caldralor. Maybe? That was this week’s prompt from the Wea’ve Written Weekly (W3) at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. Sylvia Cognac provided a haunting poem and some guidance on the Cadralor form.

Numbering is apparently an element of a Caldralor. I feel strange mixing numbers with my poetry, the same way I felt when I took algebra and my middle school teacher started tossing x’s and y’s…

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