Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall 55


Clouds strolled by
on the wings of wind.
Dark gray on a background of pewter
with the occasional shimmer
of silver or blue.
Cold stopped the sap
from flowing through the veins
of deciduous leaves
ripping the blue
from their spectrum
and leaving only
the fires of yellow,
orange and red
to warm Fall’s chill.

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This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.

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If you can fill a text message, you can do this.

27 comments:

Janna said...

Very nice!
My Friday 55 is in verse, too, except I'm nowhere near as classy. :)

You can read it here.

Alice Audrey said...

Nice capture of the season.

Tall Kay said...

Ohhh! I liked this one...makes me want to sit in front of a fireplace and stay toasty warm. Definitely got the feeling of fall. Great 55!

g-man said...

Ahhh Yes, Autumnal bliss!
Excellent seasonal 55 MM...
Thank You for this fine contribution..

And FYI...I didn't spell anything out to everyone. I only explained it to the Dragons!
They are older than us....G

DreamDancer said...

Fall, my fave time of the year... love your 55!

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully described.

Chef Kar said...

MM, my favorite 55 of yours to date. I love it when words paint a picture so vivid that you are right there ~ in the moment. Excellent.

My 55 is posted: Flash 55 ~ Awakening

Brian Miller said...

great 55. fall is my favorite season. now i just need a campfire.

mine is up.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow.....just plain wow!!! This is awesome. You painted a picture for us...with only 55 words. Amazing.

Mine is Pepper Sprayed today. Click Here and scroll down beyond my Friday's Show n Tell to find my 55. Have a glorious weekend.

CJ said...

This was beautiful. Seems you are not the only one to be thinking of fall this week. After raking a zillion leaves, I wanted to forget it myself.

Check out my 55 HERE.

the walking man said...

This is about the finest lament at the seasons turn as I have read this year. Well done MM.

Dr.John said...

Great 55 but I still hate Fall.

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

HERE.

clean and crazy said...

great 55!! Happy Birthday!! Wow, 20 years excellent, hey does this mean next year you'll be legal?
have a great birthday monkeyman!!

Lou said...

Dude, you are good!

Bubbie said...

The sky can be pewter, can't it. Decidulous leaves. . .

enchantedoak said...

You really earned your Scribbler award with this one! Fine photo and poem. Loved the fire line (altogether different from the firing line). Cheers!
Chris

Nessa said...

Oh, very nice. I can feel the chill in the air.

Flash 55 - Holiday Preparations

Susan Anderson said...

Fall is my favorite season. Nicely done :) Thanks for visiting mine!

Susan at Stony River said...

Loved this; such beautiful fall images! The photo's beautiful too.

kys said...

That was really good! I would like fall much better if I didn't have so many leaves to rake.

staceyjwarner said...

very nice...well done.

much love

Fandango said...

Great flying weather for dragons

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

An awesome 55! I love your poetry! More! More! ♥

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Great 55 but I hate Fall and Winter!
:)

hope said...

Seems we both had leaves on the brain this weekend. :) I like the format you used for this one...nice!

Unknown Mami said...

Very evocative.

Mona said...

Great Autumn 55ve!