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Autumn Poems

Rating: 4.5
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
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Andrew Blakemore 05 February 2009
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
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Not a member No 4 02 February 2007
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!
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Gregory Gunn 29 October 2006
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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Jerry Hughes 14 October 2006
Autumn in the hills, as a chap I know from Manchester, England would say, 'Aye, it's fookin' maargic.'
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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
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jack russell 17 September 2006
'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 25 August 2006
Sharp and to the point, well done. A clear picture presented here. Nice read. Love Ernestine XXX
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Scarborough Gypsy 13 August 2006
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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Sourav Rc 19 July 2006
So sweet and interesting poem. I loved the first stanza so much!
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Nalini Hebbar 16 July 2006
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
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