Thursday, October 19, 2006

EXTRAVAGANZA

Autumn puts on a briliant dress
for the last act of summer's play
before the curtain falls.

Lavishly the stage is set
against a backdrop haze of somber pine
the aspens flaunt their scarves of gold
the pleated hills roll in terraced folds
of russet, oak and wild rose. . .
flaming and rising over lingering green
of valley floor...the bronzed-leaf poplars gleam
in aureate light of pale October suns. . .

Such the setting for the play. . .
a pageant spread beneath a shell of crystal blue
to the music of the winds that sway
the willows by the stream. . .

Extravagant . . . yes, but this is the last big scene
before the winter comes
and the white curtain falls!

39 comments:

  1. Fall is absolutely beautiful...but now we're starting to notice the trees are getting bare, and soon enough, that curtain of white snow will be coming!

    Beautiful!

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  2. Margie..I can just imagine the curtain falling and winter starting. so very well written margie.

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  3. Hi Margie,

    No snow, thank you very much. I can hear the music playing in this poem. Love it.

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  4. Loved the new dress! Lovely poem as well.

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  5. Just say no to white curtains!! This is beautifully written!!!

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  6. The idea of snow? My idea of snow is to just stay inside and watch that beautiful snow fall down, curl up with a good book, and some hot chocolate. Driving in it, no thanks! That's why I live in a nice warm climate.
    What a wonderful poem. All I can say is Wow!!

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  7. I loved the metaphors in this poem. Just beautiful Margie! Fall is my favorite season but it is coming to an end and soon the snow will fall.

    ...and that means SKI SEASON!

    Happy almost FRIDAY!

    ♥ Robyn

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  8. Margie,
    I would rather have a chronic snowy dandruff problem then see snow coming again this winter.
    I already commented on yellow snow on someone else's blog already, hehe

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  9. u write too well Margie!

    **to the music of the winds that sway
    the willows by the stream. . .


    thats sooo beautiful! I dun think I ever saw anyone else visualise Autumn this beauitfully.


    Huggggggggggz sweety! Im much much much better today, all cos of u and many others who made sure Im happy. U r amazing cos u have an aura that affects me in a very positive manner. ty n MWAHHHHHH!

    ps:I will ans the comments in my post soon.

    TC beautiful butterfly!
    Keshi.

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  10. No matter wat they tell u
    No matter wat they say

    .............

    some say your poetry SUXS
    it talks of love everlasting

    and candle night dinners
    and candy kisses

    and kissing in the dark
    and dancing barefoot in the park

    it can happen
    why shudnt it?

    it did happen btw us
    but extra maritally

    now i am no cynic no more
    i see the romance now

    which i didnt experience in a marriage dat went sour a long time ago

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  11. It is so touching and I love it. Fall is my favorite season too. I have a great memory from fall.
    Peace and joy to you!

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  12. I bet it's beautiful in Colorado now :)

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  13. beautiful words for beautiful season...! hey Margie... have a great day!

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  14. roses are red
    violets are blue

    what Margie said
    is very true

    im a poet
    dont cha know it

    tee hee hee

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  15. Awesome! Wonderful Poem...!

    Really well done.... thanks Margie!

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  16. deb
    Thanks so much!
    I love Fall too...
    but winter seems to have arrived
    here early!

    aorora
    Thanks very much!

    kai
    Thanks so much!
    hugs to you to sweetie!

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  17. starry
    Thanks so much!
    The curtain has already fallen here...and winter has begun

    brian
    Thanks very much!
    No snow for you...huh?


    polona
    Thanks so much!

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  18. don
    Thanks very nuch!

    pat
    Thanks so much!
    You are not a fan of those white
    curtains...huh?

    choices
    Thanks very much!
    No white curtains for you either!

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  19. robyn
    Thanks so much!
    Our Fall seems to have ended very early...
    and ski season is here already...
    Yay for ski season!

    gw mush
    I gather you're not a big fan of
    snow!
    I know about the "yellow snow"
    comment!
    hehe!
    Going to CB any time soon?
    Probably not...me neither!

    keshi
    Thanks for all the kind words!
    So very glad you are doing better!
    hugggggggz!

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  20. deeewana
    **now i am no cynic no more
    i see the romance now**

    I am glad for that!
    Is that you Saby?

    krystyna
    thanks for the kind words!
    Fall is beautiful!

    Peace and joy to you also!

    ash
    Thanks so much!

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  21. andrew
    Yes, it is very beautiful here now...we are having fall and winter at the same time...
    but, that's CO .

    sreehith
    :):):)

    neers
    Thank you!
    You have a great day also!
    :)

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  22. andrew
    Yes, it is very beautiful here now...we are having fall and winter at the same time...
    but, that's CO .

    sreehith
    :):):)

    neers
    Thank you!
    You have a great day also!
    :)

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  23. gw mush
    Cute!!!!
    I do enjoy your visits!

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  24. kathleen
    Thanks for your kind words!
    And, you are so welcome!

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  25. "a pageant spread beneath a shell of crystal blue"... beautiful.... a tribute to fall it is :)

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  26. the music of the winds that sway ... clearly in ones mind ... I love this line. In stillness one can hear the music. :o)

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  27. nlonve
    Thank you!
    And nice to have you visit again!

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  28. trinitystar
    Thank you!
    Yes, in stillnes...
    one can hear the music!
    :o)

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  29. It is sad to watch summer die but we humans like to start new things in the fall. Winter isn't always a treat up here in the Great White North but it is not without its wonders.
    Beautiful descriptive summation.

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  30. HE
    Thanks for the kind words!
    Every season has its wonder to it!

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  31. autumn is my fav time of year...before the white curtain the last flash of colors you see no time else and then the whithering as the lights go out....

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bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

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