James Marcus Schuyler

Chicago, Illinois
James Marcus Schuyler
Chicago, Illinois
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October

Rating: 3.3
Books litter the bed,
leaves the lawn. It
lightly rains. Fall has
come: unpatterned, in
the shedding leaves.

The maples ripen. Apples
come home crisp in bags.
This pear tastes good.
It rains lightly on the
random leaf patterns.
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Glen Kappy 10 November 2016
i like the quiet feel, the patterned structure, and the envelope closure of this piece. nice. -glen kappy
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Marieta Maglas 10 November 2016
This correlation in between the natural bed of the fallen leaves and the bed littered with books, when the reader may see only the movement of the books while ignoring the presence of the human being (as in a transformed cliche) , this correlation suggests that the books are the source of wisdom. In the fall, nature reaches its maturity being prepared to die. Every fall is unique each year, it is ''unpatterned''. The maturity of nature is very well suggested by the fruits, in the second stanza. The parallelism between the rain, the falling leaves, and the falling books on the bed leads the reader to the idea of sadness in front of death, which is a stopper for this attitude toward reading. The poem starts with ''Books litter the bed, /leaves the lawn.'' The green of lawn means life. This poem ends with ''The books/ of fall litter the bed.'' These books belong to the fall of life.
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Rajnish Manga 10 November 2016
Lovely portrayal of the changing season with the onset of October. Thanks. ]]] Fall has / come: unpatterned, in / the shedding leaves The books / of fall litter the bed.
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Barry Middleton 10 November 2016
Lovely poem. Elegant simplicity.
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Indira Renganathan 10 November 2016
An enjoyable observation....nice words...nice poem- 10
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Ratnakar Mandlik 10 November 2016
The changing manifestations of nature with the advent of October beautifully portrayed. Congrats on modern poem of the Day,
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Edward Kofi Louis 10 November 2016
With the patterns of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 November 2016
This pear tastes good.... I like it....
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