Posted: 10/22/2010 in Poetry
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This is a sonnet I wrote a few years ago.  It’s pretty much the only sonnet I’ve ever written, but I thought that since the days are getting colder, leaves are falling, and it is actually October, this might be appropriate.  Enjoy and thanks for reading!

October brings a sudden shift of change
as trees begin to hide from winter winds
The leaves their colors alter, rearrange.
A season plaguing death and love begins.

For passion moves in orange, brown and red,
Like fire burning flames upon the tops.
In breeze they dance a dance to touch the dead
And separate from limbs. They leap to drop.

Descend in brilliant flutters, twists and turns
to free the soul and lift a final cry
And lay in silence. All around you burns
to melt and mend as one. As one you die.

The season soon will turn to winter, spring.
From death in love, a life anew will bring.

  1. Jess says:

    i hope you know this already,
    but your poetry is really very inspiring.
    it makes me want to go out and write…or just do something creative.

    thank you!

  2. Olivia says:

    Jemi, this is super sweet.. It’s Fall and reading your words make me smile again.. 🙂

  3. dasuntoucha says:

    Interesting sonnet…enjoyed the renewing energy of this piece.

  4. Lu Ann says:

    October seem to really get us, right??


    Beautiful, as always! A pleasure to read this 🙂

  5. Reflections says:

    Interesting to go from death of` the trees to love in the spring. nice write.

  6. Shashi says:

    Very nice, I liked it so much.. thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

  7. Jingle says:

    lovely poetry,
    keep it up!

  8. ogungbesan20 says:


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