Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sipping Autumn



I sip the leaves one by one
falling from autumn’s trees
the Cabernets and Burgundies
Shiraz and Merlots;
tasting the wind in-between each sip
to wipe my palette clean
and breathe in the woody and perfumed air
once grassy, lush and green

I sip the leaves one by one
as autumn days pass by
and give my heart to my love
beneath the autumn sky –

bkmackenzie
copyrighted


posted for Rainbow Summer school - at Alphabe-Thursday - Color Orange...
posted for One Shot Wednesday - at One Spot Poetry

59 comments:

  1. love it...autumn is my favorite time of year...all the leaves changing and hte crisp mornings...i will drink deep once it gets here...until then i yearn...

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  2. i loved you choice of the red wines to go with this piece, especially as i was sipping my own merlot at the time..cheers for that glorious piece and for sharing with One Shot..Pete

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  3. I love autumn, too. Beautifully done.

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  4. I am a winter person,but AUTUMN is charming,prepares my soul to receive the beauty of winter..very well written..thank you for linking to one stop..i enjoy reading you :)

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  5. Beautiful, Engaging. Speaks to something in me that feels much like this. AS always, solid writing. - Bill

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  6. Fall, my favorite season. Makes me feel drunken to watch the colors change. Great poem. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  7. Wow - never tasted autumn like this before

    Nicely poured

    Thanks for posting this with One Shot

    How would summer (my fav month) taste???

    beams from the Moon

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  8. I am counting the days till woolly sock weather.

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  9. That's sweet. I especially like the part about the wind.

    I'm like Willow, I love the Autumn.

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  10. This is beautiful, complete, and poetic. Well written. Very good poem.

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  11. Thank you all for your wonderful comments....I live not far from California wine country and to go there in the fall is always filled with the sights and smells of a peice of heaven....yes it will not be long before woolly sock weather.it is always a great inspiration for writing...bkm

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  12. oh, that is so pretty! I am hard pressed to pick a favourite season as they all hold special qualities, but you paint autumn delicious here. Thanks
    Katherine

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  13. This is like an exquisite diamond. Beautiful.

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  14. Wow, I want to be there, calmness and serenity...with the best of red...what more would I want!! Awesome writing my dear friend!!

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  15. Lovely - especially likening the leaves to wines.

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  16. mm..never thought of leaves in the taste of wine or the taste of wine in the leaves...but I love the comparison. Terrific :)

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  17. Beautiful. Comparing the leaves to wines is a master stroke. But I have to confess I'm not ready for fall. Yet.
    Thank you for this.

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  18. so fresh !! enjoyed reading it :)

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  19. I love this...so lyrical, it flows over the tongue like a sip of that autumn wine. Beautiful poem!

    Tracy H

    I can't comment from my wordpress ID, so it's just a google account :(

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  20. mmm - red wine - tasting the wind, sip the leaves - beautiful

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  21. autumn is such a beautiful time of year, and you've captured it here with your vivid words. i really, really enjoyed this. thank you for sharing.

    warm smiles,

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  22. Autumn is my absolute favorite, too. Your poem captured a lot of what I love about it. As a wine enthusiast, I loved that part. Nice analogy.

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  23. Nice touch with the wine metaphor, very well done

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  24. So beautiful...autumn never tasted so good! I love, love, love the photo ...want to be beneath those gorgeous tall trees! Heartspell

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  25. What can I say? I'm a sucker for anything Autumn-related. My favorite time of the year. Nice work!

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  26. This is romantic and lovely!
    Green has its own fresh charm ... but the colors of Fall totally appeal to me in a soft, (rusty) and gentle way..
    Enjoyed this read very much...

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  27. Beautiful...I can feel the anticipation in this piece. Nicely written.

    Cheers.

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  28. Just a perfect bouquet of words to savor-- so well written!

    http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

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  29. wow! enjoyed how you expressed this! excellent.

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  30. "sip the leaves one by one"...I love that! Although I too am not ready for fall, this evoked so much emotion.

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  31. Beautiful poem about autumn. All about orange without naming it once!
    May I write/copy your poem by hand in a poetry notebook for myself if I promise to put your name on it? I just love it! Or is it published in a collection?

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my ORANGE-post! You are 'First Commenter' on my Orange post and get an extra link with the image on your profil, from my blog back to yours here.
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    For the benefit of other readers:
    Anna's Orange

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  32. Very nicely done. How did you know how much I miss Autumn? It doesn't get cold enough here for the leaves to turn color and I miss the beautiful fall colors very much.

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  33. This is perfection. That photo. Those words. The images and smells they evoke. I feel so much peace.

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  34. This is absolutely lovely. You threw me right into that scene and now I'm just aching for autumn to come

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  35. dreamy image,
    very well penned poem!
    ;)

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  36. I can smell Autumn very soon, wishing and hoping sooner....what a lovely post.

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  37. I am a summer girl through and through, but this did make me long for a cool autumn breeze. Beautifully written!

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  38. Oh how beautiful and autumn has never tasted quite so exquisite before!

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  39. Oh, how I yearn for Autumn! I'm so over summer!

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  40. beautiful poem for my favorite time of year. so lovely.

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  41. Oh, my, I am drunk with delight after such heady autumnal imbibing. This was absolutely perfect.

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  42. How awesome! That is just a wonderful poem.

    Teresa

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  43. I love my wines so that was a nice reference. Autumn has to be one of my favorite times of the year having lived in a winter state for so long -Minnesota :) Lovely poem.

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  44. This is truly beauiful! I love the word pictures it paints.

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  45. Wonderful poem - so lyrical! And love Autumn too for all the vibrant orange hues!

    Have a great Rainbow Orange day,

    LOLA:)

    PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can stop by!

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  46. This is so beautiful. I'm so anxious for fall to come. It is my favorite time of the year. Your poem really makes me long for it. Good job.

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  47. Love the poem and the sentiment.

    =)

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  48. you have such an amazing talent!

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  49. This is so fantastically well-written. "tasting the wind in-between each sip / to wipe my palette clean" - brilliant and beautiful. So glad you shared this.

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  50. Beautiful. Fall is my favorite season, but I'd never thought of the leaves in terms of wine. Loved this!

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  51. Wonderful imagery in your poem and photo!

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  52. Red wines, crisp leaves, perfect composition...

    Such a lovely piece, bkm!

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  53. Refreshing. Never thought of sipping leaves.

    But I'm not ready for fall. ;)

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  54. Beautiful! You put me in the mood for my upcoming visit to Napa valley, CA :) I love autumn...and this was a lovely tribute to it!

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  55. Ode to orange! You are always a refreshing stop on the way through summer school.

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  56. Oh, what a lovely poem.

    I definitely detect a hint of oak in your writing.

    Your poetry was gorgeous.

    And I am so ready for Autumn here.

    I'm sending this link to my husband. I think he would really enjoy the wine analogy you created so magnificently.

    Thank you.

    A+

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