Late October

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Poem inspired by the title of Maya Angelou’s poetic masterpiece, “Late October.”

Adumbral red this feeling;
echoes round and round the colonnade as a gospel choir,
oh how I love it so–
symptomatically, the leaves fall and kiss the ground,
as though
aware of all that goes on in my heart;

spiritual songs

                        pale heat,
                                             palmed rose

I have recognized you,
while listening to sweet rustling music that inspires
the wild pirouettes of earth-bound truths—
would that obsidian sky look on as we gaze into each other’s eyes
and become one;
fervour painted upon less than rosy lips,
you are the flower,
I am the thorn, watchful and vigilant—
seeking to make our way through on a much more somber note, 

grey life,

               dim accuracy

                                       pellucid quest

only lovers know of dilemma,
hunger for the light
I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
to become a poem—
can you feel the thunder within as days become colder and shorter?
I have recognized you.

 

                                          

Photo credits: Pinterest

Laura is our hostess at dVerse and introduces the poetry of Samuel Greenberg.
She invites us to select exactly five of the “charms” from a list taken from the poem The pale Impromptu.” 💝

Posted for Poetics: The Charms of Samuel Greenburg @ dVerse Poets Pub

26 Replies to “Late October”

  1. what a passionate poem – am glad you used ‘palmed rose’ – such an appealing charm!

    Thanks for joining the prompt Sanaa – these lines are truly memorable
    “I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—
    can you feel the thunder within as days become colder and shorter?
    I have recognized you.”

  2. Your poem has a beautiful shape and form, Sanaa, stringing out the charms between stanzas, I love the way way you give a feeling a colour in the opening line, and the autumnal lines:
    ‘…listening to sweet rustling music that inspires
    the wild pirouettes of earth-bound truths’.

  3. Beautifully passionate, emotional, and sensual.

    “I have recognized you,
    while listening to sweet rustling music that inspires
    the wild pirouettes of earth-bound truths—”

    These are rich, immersing phrases that stand out to me and it’s very raw. The whole poem is incredible, but I love those lines the most. Amazing work! <3

  4. I swear, the truth of it is that “love is the common denominator” the key, the answer, the solution–and your romantic spirit always lightens my load, turns a frown into a smile, and speeds up my heart, thus increasing my O2 stats, thus letting clarity be my stocking cap.

  5. I have come to know that
    it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—

    The positive impact awaited is most expected in such trying times currently happening. Wonderful write Sanaa!

    Hank

  6. Sanaa, I just love this, it’s beautiful:
    ‘I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—’
    Pefect lines! Thank you so much for sharing 😊

  7. Late to the reading – apologies!
    LOVE the image of the red leaves and then a bit below it, the red lipstick! YES!
    I always enjoy reading your work….today, these lines enthrall me:
    “I have come to know that it begins as a storm and continues
    to become a poem—”

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