dVerse — Let Autumn Wait

doe under pear tree 091220

It seems as though you are still summer
by W.S. Merwin, from “To the Light of September
It seems as though you are still summer
as dawn’s pink flame melts crystal dew
and winds dance with sunflowers.
Live, green-infused canvas
and pears unperfumed,
you play to stay.
Let autumn
wait for
us.

 

 

 

Image:  “Doe Under Pear Tree,” taken September 6, 2020.  Click on link to open in new screen.

Laura is today’s host of dVerse. Laura says:
Prompt 2. For those who like a syllabic challenge, I invite you to write a NONET – a nine line poem that begins with 9 syllables, descending line by line to 1 syllable [using one of the presented lines of poetry.]

51 Comments Add yours

  1. I would love to have some more summer… but alas summer is too much related to light for me, and now the days are so short.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sorry to hear it, Bjorn. It gets dark around 8 here now, which is still pretty late. By winter it will be 5.

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      1. By winter it will be 2:30 here…

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  2. kim881 says:

    We too are having a summer revival, but it may be over by the end of the week. I love the image ‘dawn’s pink flame melts crystal dew / and winds dance with sunflowers’. Are they the same winds that blew my daughter’s sunflowers down?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      May be! They’re pretty strong today.

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  3. the sub-slit into triplets works so well in your excellent Nonet – lovely terse ending but these lines ring out too
    “green-infused canvas
    and pears unperfumed”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed it, Laura 🙂

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  4. Let autumn wait for us – great manifesto!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Summer makes a good playmate, yes 🙂 Thanks, Sarah.

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  5. Lucy says:

    Oh, this is so beautiful and mesmerizing. It’s amazing! I wish summer could stay as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I wish we could skip winter just once.

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  6. Reading yours now that I’d posted mine and isn’t it fun that we sort of went the same path? 🙂 Here’s to summer lingering a bit longer … (for those of us who like it warm …)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes 🙂 I wouldn’t mind if it transitioned to autumn as long as it doesn’t go on to the next step after that 😉

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      1. I’m still rooting for summer. Ya know, to be on the safe side … 😉

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  7. I like how you split up the nonet into 3 stanzas.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much 🙂

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    An excellent Nonet for sure, with creative wordsmithing, many lines of which are already noted. I love the fact fact that so many of us are on the same page, but wildfires here trump all else.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, your poem sent me looking for more information. I saw that areas totaling the size of Connecticut have burned since the beginning of the month 😦 I also saw that Dirtbag blamed CA, OR, and WA for poor forest management as the cause. Colbert said that the federal government owns 56% of all forest in those states and only 3% is owned by the states. Can anyone fathom the venomous actively evil purposeful stupidity of this “person”? I’m not sure he’s human anymore.

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  9. calmkate says:

    lovely nonet and amazing shot, is that in your garden?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Back yard. Actually I just happened to look over the top of my monitor and saw her munching windfall pears, grabbed my phone, and snapped it from where I was sitting. She was within a few feet of the patio.

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      1. calmkate says:

        oh wow, that is so amazing, lucky you Lisa!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          As sweet and juicy as those pears are, I can blame the deer for wanting them. They eat the fallen apples as well, but usually they only come up in the dark.

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          1. calmkate says:

            I’m guessing that they have learnt you mean them no harm,
            so they visit to charm 😉

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            1. msjadeli says:

              ❤ ❤ ❤ May be. The birds sure don't pay me any mind.

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              1. calmkate says:

                animals/birds know when they are safe 🙂

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    2. msjadeli says:

      and thanks, glad you liked the poem 🙂

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      1. calmkate says:

        absolutely 😉

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  10. Ron. says:

    Loved this piece, Lisa. I like that it ends with an us.
    I opted for the syllabic approach as well (another line, though, and upside-down.)
    Salute..

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  11. Dora says:

    I love the way the nonet complements the picture, as if you and the doe are holding a conversation and the upshot is, “let autumn wait for us.” So charming.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like your take on it, Dora 🙂

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  12. rivrvlogr says:

    Lovely! Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ken 🙂

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  13. Grace says:

    Play to stay, yes. Autumn can definitely wait. Summer has already gone in my part of the world, sadly.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sorry to hear it, Grace.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  14. Truedessa says:

    I too like how you split the nonet. It gives the reader a pause to digest the words. The photo is amazing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Truedessa.

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  15. Really liked the layout of your pointed nonet – same WS Merwin line – and I think we got to the same point (dull old autumn can wait…).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, and yes, indeed!

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  16. Helen Dehner says:

    This is beautiful poetry ……

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you like it, Helen

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  17. Your second line was exquisite Lisa. Stunning nonet! ☺️💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christine 🙂

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  18. othermary says:

    This is a delight to read, and to read aloud. And I think your closing lines are just as good as everyone who commented before me. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mary, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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