My Last Lament – I Promise!


Summer's Last Flower

My hand cupped
the last flower of summer,
its deep purple velvet
a bit bedraggled now.


I watched a raucous
squad of geese
heading away away
in ragged formation.


I heard the ululant
wind sweeping aside
the summer sun.


I tasted the sweetness
of a lingering tomato
nurtured by love.


I inhaled the aroma
of cinnamon and apples
and the coming season.


I heaved a tragic sigh.

 However…
the flower, the birds
the tomato and the sun
will come again.
For now, let's eat pie!

This is a One Shot Wednesday Poem.

Comments

  1. I loved the very first stanza/haiku. It could stand alone.

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  2. The joys of the next season will be upon you soon too.

    Love the pic of your dog too.

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  3. i love your poem...i can't believe you still have tomatoes! nice! i wish you could share through the computer screen. :)

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  4. My goodness, that was lovely...! You paint a beautiful picture with your words.

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  5. great stuff and excellent images with them

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  6. Indeed! So many treasures in the fall too. :c)

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  7. Autumn IS the season of pie...apple, pumpkin, and pecan, oh my!

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  8. Oh pie... Every season brings new gifts! This was a great way to start the day.

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  9. Did I hear pie?! Lovely pics and thoughts, Bug.

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  10. cute. And those geese? they passed over my house the other day.

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  11. boy don't we just feel like the last flower of the season
    I guess if we have them in front of us
    we still have them
    so enjoy

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  12. I have a riot of tomato plants in my side garden by the garage -- still producing this little yellow globes, and each day edging closer to death from frost.

    But, as you suggest, spring will come.

    Good poem(s).

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  13. i will definitely take a slice while we wait...smiles.

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  14. Your poem and the pictures made me sigh deeply, and also smile. Our next tomatoes won`t appear till next July. But I planted masses of strawberries! And tulips which will sleep in the ground now and spring up in spring. Oh, but the winter! Please, not as much snow as last year!

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  15. how nice! i loved the lingering tomato
    nurtured by love..

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  16. Make mine ala-mode, please!

    Nice One Shot, Bug!

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  17. Quite a natures journey and the end was surprising.. I liked it.

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  18. Great farewell to the season. Excellent One Shot.

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  19. a wonderful tribute to a wonderful season...loved reading this..cheers pete

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  20. it's been dark here in the mornings and evenings for a few weeks now and the leaves are falling from the trees

    Your poem was great

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  21. This was as sweet as pie! Enjoyed the poetry and the images!

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  22. I just need directions to the pie, please.

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