Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Autumn Poems - Poem by Alison Cassidy

Crisp morning
Walking the dog
The sky blushes with russet light

Burning off
Fire crackles
Smoke curling through the trees

Sun setting
Long shadows
Leaves floating one by one

Dusk brings
cheeky possums
Scampering loudly through the trees


Comments about Autumn Poems by Alison Cassidy

  • Andrew Blakemore (2/5/2009 5:14:00 PM)

    I love these little images of Australia contained in your poems, they offer the chance to escape from the cold English winter. A truly beautiful poem Alison. Love, Andrew xx (Report)Reply

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  • (2/2/2007 12:41:00 PM)

    Autumn in an Australian wood sounds as good as it is here. You've created a lot of convincing atmosphere and highly visual scenery in this with very few words - the mark of real poetry Allie! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/29/2006 1:31:00 AM)

    These qualify as haiku althought most believe it isn't truly haiku unless it follows the established western envisioned version of the 5,7,5 syllabic count, which, of course, is erroneous, but like many aspects of poetry, we're hung up on restrictions. These happen to be lovely snapshot-like frozen moments in time; time per se, again in western culture, a much maligned, linear concept. I found every one of these nature-based pennings to voice your serene personality; and as such, you have taught me to plenty with your calmness.

    All my hopes,

    Greg
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  • (10/14/2006 7:40:00 PM)

    Autumn in the hills, as a chap I know from Manchester, England would say, 'Aye, it's fookin' maargic.' (Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/10/2006 5:16:00 PM)

    NO Wasted words here...All well chosen, including glaring imagework....Allie. you continue to impress, and & maintain your role as a major contributor to the competitors edge of this Site''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report)Reply

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  • (9/17/2006 10:12:00 AM)

    'They' say that the best things come in small parcels...and this is a prime example :) I can smell the smoke from here...and hear the Possums sneezing!
    A fine visual experience :)
    Hugz.
    Jack.
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  • Ernestine Northover (8/25/2006 3:58:00 PM)

    Sharp and to the point, well done. A clear picture presented here. Nice read.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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  • (8/13/2006 5:38:00 AM)

    Yes, very enjoyable. I liked the simplicity of this and particularly the imagery of 'Leaves floating one by one'. A lovely right.

    Love
    Gyp's
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  • (7/19/2006 2:35:00 PM)

    So sweet and interesting poem. I loved the first stanza so much! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/16/2006 10:06:00 PM)

    dogs possums next a kangaroo and a few rabbits...you neednt tell me you are australian...wow that was a great trip thru your backyard greeted japanese style...lovely...love...nalini...a full indian ten (Report)Reply

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  • (7/3/2006 9:12:00 AM)

    this is inspiring. i love youre ability ta sum up many aspects through different stanza's instead of banging on about one thing for pages and pages.
    a few words and a lot more power. great.
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  • (6/29/2006 1:57:00 AM)

    Alison....another beautifully fragrant and finely etched piece of art....I applaud your ability to spare jabber from your wokkies..........woofs to you and sausage, too

    Love, D.
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  • (6/23/2006 11:04:00 AM)

    Succinctly evocative. That's the sign of a fine write, methinks. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/23/2006 2:27:00 AM)

    It's really Autumn and the long shadows gives me a sad notion of a burning sensation. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/21/2006 8:20:00 PM)

    I miss Autumn in Oz... A beauty poem, this. Thank you! Esther : ] (Report)Reply

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  • (6/9/2006 2:47:00 AM)

    Haiku, Theyku, Youku Ono, God forbid! (Report)Reply

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  • Suchoon Mo (6/9/2006 1:50:00 AM)

    nice. pleasing to my ear. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 18, 2006


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