Seasonal Coloring

Lilac field sunrise

Kaleidoscopic dreams
Swirl down to the sea–
Violet, sunflower, teal;
Love and lust and need
Are subsumed endlessly
In a relentless stream.

Dew-frosted leaves
Gift us a living evergreen
Reminder of impermanency.
As love’s summer heat
Fades to autumn mystique,
We watch our breath escape,
Our illusions dissipate,
And desperately lock down our dreams.

In a bleak November
Across frozen skies,
Comes the dragon rising
Through silvered mists of time.
His mighty wings rumble
Past blackened branches,
Faintly illuminated
By tear-streaked moonlight.

Rain-kissed blossoms,
Wake with pink petals unfurled,
Craving a taste of the world.
Memories fade,
What-ifs begin to play,
And bountiful gold floods the morning.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Poetry form: free verse (curated from tweets). Image from Pexels.

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11 responses to “Seasonal Coloring

  1. A beautiful poem. Mix of fantasy and reality.

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  2. That’s a beautiful poem, Paula; full of wondrous imagery. Love it. Happy Thanksgiving!💖

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  3. I loved the colorful imagery in this poem. It brightened my grey morning.

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  4. Particularly loved the second from last verse Paula. Dragons were very misunderstood IMO

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