Friday, November 9, 2018

Burn-out

PAD Challenge day 9: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Burn (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. 





The bloom of bud has fizzled
So too, the loom of leaf
The turf of earth is drizzled
With Mother Nature’s grief

The color-world of summer
Then autumn flares and fades
November’s coat is somber
In gray-bronze-umber shades

The dreamer scans new reasons
The garden-guru sleeps
The troubadour of seasons
Finds ink in fallow sweeps

The sky runs out of yellow
Before the day is night
The wind, a forlorn fellow
Preparing for a fight

How still the wooded bower
How hollow is the knell
Where the spire of flower
Has tolled its final bell


© Janet Martin


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