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As children head off for the start of the year,

The garden awaits with its colorful cheer.


Photo copyrighted by Nickers and Ink.


Solace in Solstice


The September solstice arrives all too soon,

And hearts wax nostalgic for weekends in June.

But colors grow warm, though the mercury drop,

As earth tilts away from the sweet sun atop.


Out of the bark of a hundred dead trees,

My yellow rudbeckia takes its sweet ease.

Beside the bright blooms, hearty sedum stands tall

Awaiting the final arrival of fall.


The lily stems, bare, are beginning to bend,

Unknowing perhaps of the dark they portend.

Though silent, the sweet fragrant romance may last

Till every blossom does drop from the mast.


For life in our land may be fleeting at most;

The fairest of flowers must give up the ghost.

And yet still remains key persistence of trust

That death will give in to new life in spring’s gust.


Posted for a variety of prompts:


Easy Street Prompts (“for life”)

Heads or Tails (“yellow”)

Meme Express (Sunday Invitation to Simply Snickers)

Monday Poetry Train (poem/s)

One Single Impression (“romance”)

Simply Snickers (“bare,” “bark” and “beside”)

Sunday Scribblings (“key”)

Theme Thursday (“beginning”)

Totally Optional Prompts (“homework”)

Weekend Wordsmith (“silent”)


Photo prompts:


Odd Shots (photo/s – odd shots)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Sunday Stills (photo/s)

Thursday Challenge (photo/s)

Today’s Flowers (photo/s – flowers)

Watery Wednesday (photo/s)

Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (photo/s)


Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


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20 comments:

  1. I waxed nostalgic, all right! But there's nothing to do but jump in and love it all....

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  2. Yep, things are changing. I find I'm always ready for the change, though.

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  3. Lovely flowers - and a great poem! Change is what makes it all exciting!
    Thanks for sharing on Today's Flowers!

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  4. This was beautiful...you described that subtle change from later summer to fall perfectly. I loved your imagery!

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  5. Yes, goodbye to wonderful summertime, but fall is also beautiful too. I'm glad I found your blog Linda, and I put the link to it up on mine, too!

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  6. This is a wonderful tribute to the changing of seasons.
    Spirithelpers

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  7. Beautiful flowers and lovely picture.

    Thank you for sharing.
    - Cheers.

    This my favourite poem for fall.

    "By all these lovely tokens
    September days are here,
    With summer’s best of weather
    And autumn’s best of cheer."
    - Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885

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  8. Very apt and well flowing poem to go with your Rudbeckias and Sedum.

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  9. I love fall and fall's blooms. This is lovely.

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  10. Wow... the rhythm and flow, the lyrical rhyme... beautiful piece, and with a gorgeously delivered message. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Nice flowers, great verses! Good way to start the week! :)

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  12. your enchanting words of september/romance truly speak to my heart...it is the month i met & began dating my husband.

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  13. I'm never ready for the end of summer but I loved your poem! It's quite inspirational and may help me smile when the sun goes south. :)

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  14. special september i think! :)

    nice words and blossoms! :)

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  15. I haven't stopped in to see you in a long time. Clearly, I'm missing on good stuff here. Not to mention you're in my head, mulling over autumn's approach.

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  16. true and sad....the constant change and seasons and life moving on...

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  17. what a lovely lyrical ode to the wheel of the year. it flowed as seamlessly as the seasons. love how the fragrance lingers through the brilliance.

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  18. You write so beautifully! But it can't be nearlyautumn already. Oh well, what is life without the cycles of the seasons (I'm still not looking forward to bare trees though..).

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