This was written for dVerse where Mish has asked us to write a poem based on one of Beverly Dyer’s amazing artworks. Beverly is not only an amazing visual artist, she’s a verbal artist as well. I loved have the opportunity to write a poem using the following watercolor as inspiration. Please visit Beverly’s blog to see her art and read her poems.
Cicada song stirs early September days
while evening’s cricket chorus broadens
unlike sunlight narrowing between wake
and sleep, dreams pervaded: summer play.
The goldfinch clings to swaying stalks
pecking at seeds before undulating flight
cheery melody belying awaiting gray.
The song fades: autumn’s on its way.
16 thoughts on “Seasonal Song #amwriting #dverse”
Good reminder of the coming of autumn in that last line when the song fades.
Thank you so much, Frank! 🙂
“The song fades”… indeed. You capture a September evening.
Thank you so much, D.! 🙂
Some wonderful contrasts…..stirring and fading, broadening and narrowing, clinging and taking flight. Lovely write.
Thank you, Mish. I notice as a poet that you rhyme even in your observations. 🙂
Excellent interpretation Sascha, of this piece you chose of Beverly’s art. Wonderful choice! I really like the zen essence of that piece!
Thank you. I don’t think I would be bored choosing any of her pieces to write about.
All the sounds and melodies come together as a perfect orchestra! I feel a song coming on (Smiles).
Thank you, Vivian. (I always hear music. 🙂 )
I love all the poems about the pivotal season we are in… it’s really accurate and the art is so fitting to the season.
Thank you so much, Bjorn! 🙂
So beautiful…autumn is indeed on its way.
Thank you, Grace. 🙂
I enjoyed your poem and the lovely painting. Both have a calming effect.
Thank you! 🙂