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Autumn again

Saturday, 15 October 2016 15:06:40

Saturday, 15 October 2016 15:06:40

Yes.  Here goes:

Autumn, fall, back end: it comes in many guises;

A whole year sometimes within one season.

One week it's sizzling, next one it's freezing

But nothing can hide the fact that the sun rises

Later each day and sets a little earlier

So that a glass of wine in evening sun

Becomes a fireside cup of tea. We wonder

Where the summer went - and as we curl up

Next to our chosen source of heat, we start

To exclaim that Christmas will soon be here -

As if a penance to be born, not cheer

Us up in darkest days...   Come on, take heart,

Don't mind the doleful thoughts these comments bring:

For at this rate - yes - it will soon be spring. 



Wednesday, 5 October 2016 10:12:43

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 10:12:43

 

So... we don't curl up with anything - just sit cosily by the fire:

 

Becomes a fireside cup of tea. We wonder

Where the summer went - and as we curl up

(By) next to our chosen source of heat, we (begin) start

To exclaim that Christmas will soon be here -

 

I know where this is going now.  



Autumn again

Sunday, 2 October 2016 17:39:27

Sunday, 2 October 2016 17:39:27

Back on track.   I've come up with a near rhyme - curl up. Or maybe a distant relative of a rhyme.

And it works like this:

Later each day and sets a little earlier (Changed the every)

[becomes a cup of tea beside the fire] - changed to:

So that a glass of wine in evening sun

Becomes a fireside cup of tea. We wonder

Where the summer went - and as we curl up...

...with what? A book?  A box set?  A cat?

 



Autumn again

Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:30:26

Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:30:26
Guises led me straight to rises. It's satisfying when the word you want happens to rhyme...  

But nothing can hide the fact that the sun rises

and there has to be a run on line to complete the meaning:

Later every day and sets a little earlier.

But will I be able to rhyme with earlier?



Autumn again

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 16:21:11

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 16:21:11

Autumn has, unlike other seasons, a number of terms: as well as autumn we have the American 'fall' and the Lincolnshire (and probably Yorkshire and elsewhere 'back end' which is a very descriptive term.)  It can also have a number of guises - cold or warm, dry or wet...

Autumn, fall, back end: it comes in many guises;
A whole year sometimes within one season.
One week it's sizzling, next one it's freezing

I like the rhyme of freezing with season. Another poem about autumn is pushing my luck so I at least need to avoid the obvious.. 



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