AUTUMN SMOKE SIGNAL

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old

And darker days are drawing near

The winter winds will be much colder

Forever Autumn;

Justin Hayward

The chimneys started early

in the season,

revealing woodsmoke secrets;

upwards

through the dying trees;                       

whispers in the wind,                       

over there, that house:                                                                                      

cancer!

she’s sick again,

blood’s thin against this sudden chill.

Related post: https://theonlycin.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/an-awkward-word/

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. colonialist says:

    Chilling, indeed.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes. And my formatting went a bit odd with this one 😦

      1. colonialist says:

        You’ll be amused to learn that a direct reversal has happened on Letterdash – now posts done in Word come out fine, but if prepared in the new Editor have the fonts go crazy.

      2. theonlycin says:

        Still problems there? *sigh*

  2. Voted! says:

    Todays wind is cold!!

    Bring on SUMMER all is forgiven!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s freezing Kev!

  3. EverMe says:

    Covered in goosebumps. Shoo

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ja, nie lekker nie 😦

  4. dustus says:

    Sad the onset of early autumn in the lower stanza.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Very sad Dustus, thanks for the visit.

  5. sonsothunder says:

    Awesome prose. I find myself re-reading, and hearing a different cantata…music from my inner self, watching me listening to another; instead of being led by the directive rudder… which leaves me angling wangle, only to discover…the inner meaning, that someone writes from their song.

    Sing pretty butterfly…sing

    1. theonlycin says:

      I shall do so, thanks sonsothunder 🙂

  6. adeeyoyo says:

    Sad, but lovely, Cin.

    1. sonsothunder says:

      Wow it’s quiet around presserville tonight..??

    1. theonlycin says:

      Simply brutal, Jamie.

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