Autumn Flame


Photo: David Slotto One of our maple trees (Acer Rubrum)

Photo: David Slotto
One of our maple trees (Acer Rubrum)

When you close your eyes,
pain is red
with orange around the edges
and a sporadic flash of gold,
like the Acer Rubrum
outside your window.

Linked to this morning’s Monday Meanderings prompt: color and mood.

 

Photo: David Slotto One of our maple trees.

Photo: David Slotto
One of our maple trees.

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5 thoughts on “Autumn Flame

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Wonderful poems and I think you are on a special roll …

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  2. I love your interpretations of color and yes pain is red for me for sure.

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  3. Susan Chast says:

    pain/nature/art. There is a grace in the correspondence that goes beyond the pain. Thank you.

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  4. brian miller says:

    hopefully the pain is not too great to carry
    now the shadow so cold—and if so
    we can meet there & in fuscia
    embrace, then walk into yellow
    together.

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  5. Pain is definitely red. But your poem is lovely – I really miss the liquidambar at the old house – I could see it from my bed. Here, I can see a bit of spindly apple tree and a vast field of waving maize. Hoping they’ll cut it soon so that I can see the trees the other side.

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