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Poetry Friday: The Leaves Are Falling by Ange Mlinko

November 16th, 2018 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Bust Your Knee Caps by Pomplamoose

Here I am saying "The leaves are falling"
- one of those choruses
that vie with interminable verses
to mock hoarders.
Yeah, we get
that a palette of winds
is a pretty thing:
one blurs the anther, another
the river splurging on riprap,
expunging
phosphates,
out of the temperature
differential building
sculptural fogs
that promenade
between shores a glacier
wedged ajar, a fjord.
Whatever gives the river
its seriousness reverses
in the light
of those clouds moving
as if absorbing
their pomp in advance of it —
characters
which untied the painter
and took the sculls again.


- The Leaves Are Falling by Ange Mlinko

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Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: November 16th, 2018 03:42 am (UTC)

Don't know if it's 'tongue-in-cheek' or 'scathing review' yet I love 'palette of winds' and the idea that (eventually) it "untied the painter". I guess we all have to relent and be grateful. Thanks!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 16th, 2018 05:29 am (UTC)

Nature is lovely!

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: November 16th, 2018 03:37 pm (UTC)
imagery

I love the imagery in this one. It swirls like that palette of winds.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 16th, 2018 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: imagery

Me too.

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