Thursday, September 29, 2016

Poetry Friday - Forgotten

        Karen Edmisten hosts this final Poetry Friday of September. Fall is here! 
                                                                                                    Thanks for hosting, Karen!

          David Harrison's Word of the Month is a delight to follow. Whether you write for the word, or just want to read what others have shared, I am amazed at the varied responses to each month's one little word. You can find September's poems here; the word this time is FORGOTTEN. I enjoyed writing mine, and wanted to share as we move into October, at least here in Colorado, that "blazing" month. What would you write to "forgotten"?


forgotten in July
tree blaze
leaf crunch
coat days
soup lunch
bird trek
bloom wilt
squash check
warm quilt
doors closed
brown lawn
cold nose
socks on
breath steam
snow shine
beach dream
cold –
fine
                                              Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved

24 comments:

  1. Lovely poem and pic. Nice encapsulation of my favorite season (soup lunch, mmmmm!). :)

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  2. I guess forgetting is what makes a new season such a welcome discovery all over again! Nicely done, Linda.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I just love this, Linda. I'm feeling the fall mood for sure.

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  4. Linda, you have created a vivid memory for me. While we forget as we move on you brought me back to an array of thoughts for the seasons. Is this photo from Denver now? We do not have change of colors yet and maybe that is good so I can get the summer gallery completed.

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  5. Perfect pairing for this time of year! Indeed, those are all forgotten during summer...and I'm ok with that; ;) Nice imagery!

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  6. Fun poem, Linda. "Cold nose/socks on" has me written all over it!

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  7. Beautiful!! Fall is like a beautiful surprise, sneaking up on us every year and reminding us just how much we've missed it. :)

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  8. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ...soup lunch and the crunch of leaves. I'm in! Great poem. Very punchy and full of sensory details. Love it.

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  9. LOVE it!!! Well done -- so much said with so few words!

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  10. "squash check" Unexpected and what an image it brings up for me--peeking under leaves for hidden squash, or poking a pumpkin and hoping it will grow much bigger.

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  11. I was gone most of yesterday, couldn't reply to each, but thanks to all who seem to be ready for fall! Yes, Diane, that's what I was thinking with that "squash check". They do hide, then become "enormous"! And Carol, the picture is from last year. Although the mountain trees have turned, not many down here on the flat have such colors yet.

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  12. Nice! I always enjoy experiencing autumn vicariously through my PF friends!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth, I know that many in our world don't experience these changes. Sometimes I wish I didn't either!

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    2. We don't get autumn (and definitely not 'fall') here, so it's been almost surprising, reading the comments and seeing so many people relate. :)
      I like they way you've controlled the pace, building chill-factor in your poem, Linda.

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    3. Thanks, Kat, it is a beautiful season to experience.

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  13. And now for forgotten July - or forgotten in October ... summer warmth and sunshine is quickly becoming a memory here. Motorcycle is soon to be snug in the garage for the winter!
    Love your poem, especially "cold nose, socks on" and "soup lunch"! Feeling cozier already!

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    1. Cooler at night here, but still warm in the day. The leaves are turning fast, though. Thanks, Donna. It's almost time to make chili!

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  14. Well done, Linda! I love the strategy of writing from a word. Think I'll try it out today. Thanks, Linda!

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    1. Terrific! Hope you have fun with it! Thanks, Kiesha!

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  15. Yum. You had me at soup lunch. Especially a warm lentil soup. :-)

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    1. Great! On its way for that yummy warmth!

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  16. This has a Douglas Florian feel to it, Linda. Well done! Like Brenda, I'm all ready for "soup lunch" and made some yesterday! I will think of you when I have a cup this afternoon.

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    1. It's supposed to be cooler later this week, so guess it really is time to make that soup! Thanks, Catherine, enjoy your soup!

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  17. This has a Douglas Florian feel to it, Linda. Well done! Like Brenda, I'm all ready for "soup lunch" and made some yesterday! I will think of you when I have a cup this afternoon.

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