Linda Marie Van Tassell

Veteran Poet - 1,408 Points (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Autumn In Heaven - Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell

Autumn uplifts her golden samovar
spilling amber across the maple trees.
Her hair flutters like flaming cinnabar
or soft skeins of silk in the morning breeze.
Her breath is a blossom of misty rain.
Her eyes are jade lanterns of willow green,
and her lips are kissed with a berry stain
or first blush of love in a virgin queen.
I see her shiver beneath glittered sleeves
as smokestacks rise into the early sky,
and prayer boats are made of fallen leaves
on a lake of tears that falls from her eye.
Thunderstruck am I on thoughts of levin.
Heaven on earth is autumn in heaven.

Topic(s) of this poem: autumn

Form: Sonnet


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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (2/22/2020 12:23:00 AM)

    Thunderstruck am I on thoughts of levin.
    Heaven on earth is autumn in heaven. /// beautiful autumnal sonnet; lovingly penned; congrats for being selected this poem as POD
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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (2/21/2020 9:05:00 PM)

    Sandra Feldman said it best. All I can add is " Congratulations" ! (Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (2/21/2020 7:23:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful imagery for colors of heaven. Nothing matches the heaven brought to earth by Autumn's splendor. (Report)Reply

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  • Jankovic ZoranJankovic Zoran (2/21/2020 6:09:00 PM)

    You don't see my applause. I see in your poem Virgin letters, spring of poetry in poem about the sublime feeling. You played the words like spilling pearls and and you don't regret it.
    I bow down for poet's soul.

    P.S. Read again what Sandra Feldman wrote about your poem and believe:
    " Sandra is a real judge who never act."
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  • Hebert Logerie Sr.Hebert Logerie Sr. (2/21/2020 4:56:00 PM)

    Linda Marie Van Tassell,
    I love the words that you chose. You are indeed a great writer. I am particularly touched (profoundly) by your life story.
    I am quoting you: " I appreciate the most important thing of all in life, that one thing which is easily overlooked in today's society - love.

    I live my life to love and be loved. All else falls to the wayside." , wrote Linda Marie Van Tassell.

    Merci beaucoup!

    Hebert Logerie
    2/21/2020
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  • Jayatissa K Liyanage (2/21/2020 10:39:00 AM)

    Superbly crafted beautiful imagery indeed. Congrats on your well deserved positioning. Thanks for sharing. x (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (2/21/2020 10:31:00 AM)

    prayer boats are made of fallen leaves
    on a lake of tears that falls from her eye.
    Thunderstruck am I on thoughts of levin.
    Heaven on earth is autumn in heaven. What a sweet poem full of hope and joy. tony
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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (2/21/2020 10:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful, both the poem and the picture, Linda! Congratulations on poem of day! (Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (2/21/2020 10:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful, both the poem and the picture! Congratulations on poem of day! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/21/2020 8:32:00 AM)

    A virgin queen! !
    Romance of Autumn;
    Fragrance of life.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (2/21/2020 8:29:00 AM)

    A beautiful sonnet on autumn. Like to read again and again. Cleverly worded to make it an interesting reading. Congrats on being selected as POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Harley WhiteHarley White (2/21/2020 6:30:00 AM)

    This is a really gorgeous sonnet... excellent in craftsmanship... with a lyrical flow and rich imagery... a pleasure to read and discover... (Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (2/21/2020 4:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem..brimming with lush imagery...congratulations on your poem of the day Linda! (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (2/21/2020 4:10:00 AM)

    An amazingly beautiful poem on Autumn that gives a heavenly feeling.Congratulations for this Poem of the Day! (Report)Reply

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  • Mario, Lucien, Rene OdekerkenMario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (2/21/2020 3:39:00 AM)

    Excellent writing Linda Marie. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.
    Mario Odekerken
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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (2/21/2020 3:18:00 AM)

    A beautiful sonnet that warms any heart and uplifts the spirit of any soul,
    lucky enough to read this captivating poem.
    Richly deserving the accolade of poem of the day.
    Thank you for writing and sharing this for each and all.
    And may God Bless and Keep you and the loved ones around you.
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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (2/21/2020 2:14:00 AM)

    The best poem by far that has appeared in this category. A glowing example to all who aspire to write imaginative poetry with replete images. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/21/2020 12:46:00 AM)

    A heartwarming poem of the day.
    Congrats on your featured piece,
    dear Ma’am Linda Marie......10++❤️
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  • Sankhajit BhattacharjeeSankhajit Bhattacharjee (10/2/2019 11:01:00 PM)

    A mind blowing sonnet on autumn......10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Feldman (10/2/2019 10:41:00 PM)

    Among the very many poems on Autumn, this work is outstanding thanks to its beautiful and original
    imagery and by being written so tastefully and brilliantly. A truly heavenly piece, every line an amazing and
    descriptive marvel, " Her eyes are green lanterns of willow green''' just as a one wonderful example.
    The whole poem is like that, one beautiful description after another. Truly and incredibly wonderful!
    Will keep it close in my treasure chest to enjoy many times.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019



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