OctPoWriMo Day 1: Summer’s End

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Cicadas’ chorus

Replaced by crickets’ chirps,

The whoosh of leaves

Replaced by their rustle

Sun as Close King

Replaced by Retreating Prince

Balmy breezes

Replaced by chilled rushes

Lounging waterside on beach towels

Replaced by huddles on blanketed benches

Trees arrayed with greenery

Replaced by decaying colors

Waking to light and sleeping still light

Replaced by dark to dark

All night awake slumber parties

Replaced by wash your face brush your teeth go to bed

Ice cream sundaes and corn dog stands in the afternoon

Replaced by warm cider and donuts by the evening fire

Long vines with pumpkins attached

Replaced by carved orange faces

11 Comments Add yours

  1. odhran25 says:

    I love the contrast of nature images for this turning time of year. Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you very much.


  2. seekingmeme says:

    I enjoyed this poem, but I have to confess – it reminded me how much I prefer summer to fall! LOL
    Welcome aboard for OctPoWriMo 2017!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      glad you enjoyed the poem! Thank you for the welcome 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Love the imagery. It’s so filled with truths and things that make me smile for Summer and not Summer, 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      glad it made you smile 🙂


  4. Beth Camp says:

    Lovely contrasts between summer and fall, such a profoundly transitional season. I liked those reminders of summers past. Happy poetry-writing month!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked it. Thank you, so far it’s been fun 🙂


  5. mkvecchitto says:

    Reblogged this on Writing and Reflections and commented:
    Here is one of the many fantastic poems written during last year’s #OctPoWriMo. Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s poetry challenge.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your kindness towards the poem. I’m looking forward to this year’s #OctPoWriMo. See you there! 🙂


      1. mkvecchitto says:

        Me too! See you there 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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