Alison Cassidy

Autumn Poems

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

Poem Submitted: Friday, June 9, 2006
Poem Edited: Sunday, June 18, 2006

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew 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

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  • Not a member No 4 (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!

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  • Gregory Gunn (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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  • Jerry Hughes (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.'

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank 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

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  • jack russell (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 NorthoverErnestine 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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  • Scarborough Gypsy (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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  • Sourav Rc (7/19/2006 2:35:00 PM)

    So sweet and interesting poem. I loved the first stanza so much!

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  • Nalini Hebbar (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

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  • Sal Carter (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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  • gone gone (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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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (6/23/2006 11:04:00 AM)

    Succinctly evocative. That's the sign of a fine write, methinks.

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  • Nimal Dunuhinga (6/23/2006 2:27:00 AM)

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

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  • Esther Leclerc (6/21/2006 8:20:00 PM)

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

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  • Jerry Hughes (6/9/2006 2:47:00 AM)

    Haiku, Theyku, Youku Ono, God forbid!

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  • Suchoon MoSuchoon Mo (6/9/2006 1:50:00 AM)

    nice. pleasing to my ear.

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