Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Thursday Tink Tank - #16 Autumn


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.
- Albert Camus

Autumn seems to inspire many writers and artists. It is a time of year that flourishes with colors and cool breezes. For some, fall is a welcome time of year one that ushers in holidays, family and a whole slew of other cheerful occasions (football happens to me one for me). Fall can also bring with it a melancholy feeling or somber times. It signifies a dying of summer and all that was new. It’s a way of preparing us for the coming cold and sometimes harsh winter.

What does fall inspire in you? Do you think of rolling around in the leaves, laying upon your back while the cool wind whips at your flush cheeks? Do you huddle inside by the fire? What do you think of when the leaves change and the air begins to nip. We are eager to see what topic of autumn inspires to leap from your fingers to the keyboard.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 2 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


24 comments:

  1. Ah... divine. Scarborough Fair. A perennial favourite. Thanks Robert. I fear I'll have to post an older piece, since it's Spring in the Southern Hemisphere - I'm not feeling very Autumnal :)

    Skylover

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  2. Good prompt, Robert! I am seeing / feeling autumn in the air here. I am sharing a poem that is pretty much factual about a walk in autumn.

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  3. Posted this one at One Stop too...bkm

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  4. sharing an old piece,
    Hope that you enjoy it.
    beautiful topic!

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  5. The one I have linked is an old one of mine but I thought it fitted perfectly with this prompt.

    Now I shall try to write a new one. :-)

    Nice prompt, thank you.

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  6. I feel inadequate here as my last autumn was so long ago in 1988. But I remember the feelings well.

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  7. Thanks for this Robert!
    I wrote about my favourite holiday in Mexico.

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  8. Great prompt Robert! I wrote about a memory.

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  9. A wonderfully timed prompt Robert...thank you...:-) I wrote about what fall means to me in comparison to a human life.

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  10. I wrote this acrostic a couple of weeks ago. I thought I'd link to it as it's relatively new. Thanks for the opportunity, Robert.

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  11. Thanks for the chance to post a poem I wrote last week that catches my current feelings about fall.

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  12. Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year...it's something about the autumn air that puts me at ease...

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  13. I am working on the mystery and mystique of the season~ A magic carpet ride~

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  14. I had to slip in another poem which describes an African Autumn - no golden maples here :)

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  15. Thanks for the prompt..my baby "autumn poem" has been born new and is kept safely for your view and comments....

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  16. Sorry to burden the lists, my friends, but I found another Autumn poem.... this is definitely the last one! (Anyone would think it was my favourite season :)

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  17. With a mix of Autumn and Halloween love, how about that :P?

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  18. Robert,
    I'm sending my poem from a very feeble, 'almost' hotel Wi-Fi connection. I'm on holiday in Mayo, West coast of Ireland.
    Lovely poetry prompt subject!
    Eileen

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  19. linked in another entry,
    freshly written,
    Thanks!

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  20. autumn always has something to say to us, doesn't she? - mine is a week or so old, will try for another...

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