Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sundays with LC: Autumn Magpie

Welcome, One Shot Wednesday readers!  I wrote this for Willow's Magpie Tales, and just had to share it with you:

Forever Autumn
by Lemuel Crouse

Lazy, drifting, spent
Metal hues
Rust, not silver…
I would shiver
If I could
As autumn leaves
Descend upon
My newfound home.

Upward my eyes
Ever turn
Watching leaves
Settle on the surface
Gently coloring
My blank page
Belying the rage
That put me here...
A last bubble of air
Ripples the surface.

Will I rise
Come spring
When buds burst
Into bloom
And new leaves
Push outward
To shade me?
By then will anyone
Understand why
And how and who?

This is a Magpie Tale.


Anonymous said...

Gently coloring my blank page. Nice imagery. Thanks for sharing.

willow said...

Beautiful. I'm forever autumn.

kathew said...

gorgeous imagery.

Jingle said...

blank page...

your magpie is full of possibilities,
amazing tale, masterfully done!

signed...bkm said...

lovely, will i rise come spring...nice questioning in this piece...bkm

Rogue said...

Nicely done. Excellent read.

Prayer Girl said...

Everything about this is appealing. Loved your Magpie.



Tumblewords: said...

I love the coloring of the blank page - it's a beautiful visual.

Templeton's fury said...

i really like this one!

Reflections said...

Great imagery... love the coloring of the blank page...

Autumn does fill in the spaces between the lines, doesn't it?

kathi harris said...

Is this rhyme about the death of a person, or the season? newfound home...upward my eyes turn...belying the rage that put me here...I rise come spring...bloom...leaves push uward to shadow me...will anyone understand?

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

nice...and sure they'll understand, but I hope they spend more time enjoying.


Carolina Linthead said...

Thanks, y'all! You know that Lemuel...he's always writing about death. I leave it up to you, dear readers, to interpret this one. I will only say that Willow's lovely prompt inspired him to take a unique perspective!

Brian Miller said...

i see all the death imagery as well...but in many ways death can be a renewal as well...and then i dont know if the questions matter...smiles. nice.

Catt said...

I like it. especially 'I would shiver
If I could'. really does make you shiver.

dustus said...

Great image of the leaves falling on the page. I write outside a lot and always enjoy when that happens. Nice! Very cool Magpie. Thanks for sharing it!

Eric Alder said...

A nifty One Shot, Lemuel... rich with colors and emotional content.

Anonymous said...

Nice autumn images. Enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Invite you to try the prompts at Writer's Island

Beachanny said...

autumn all year through...i like that. thanks, gay @beachanny

altar ego said...

Oddly enough, the image brought me whisper-close to a deja vu moment, which sort of gave me goose bumps. Then the verse did the same thing. Must be autumn.

Carolina Linthead said...

It is the season for goose bumps, alter ego! Thanks for stopping by.