Monday, September 23, 2013

Poem for the Season, plus a Writing Prompt


I love this time of year. 
While looking out the window at the leaves scattered on my neighbor's roof yesterday morning, 
this poem came to me.
 


Fall's Melody
by Janet F. Smart
 
Leaves scatter upon the rooftops, while
walnuts wait for the first frost.
Sapphire skies,  cool nights, dewy mornings,
sweet apple cider and whiffs of chimney smoke.
Pumpkins sit on the front porch, smiling
because fall has arrived.





What words come to you,  when you look out at fall in all it's splendor?

Or use the picture above as a writing prompt to write a poem, paragraph, picture book or idea for a middle grade book.
If you like, share it with us.

Posted by Janet Smart   on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch,.





13 comments:

  1. What a lovely Fall poem. I guess we were in the same mood as Fall arrived. I also posted a poem on my poetry blog, "Shadows Of My Mind" Fall is my favorite season, I love the colorful leaves, they are so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Gigi. Fall is my favorite season, too.

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  2. Love this idea as much as I love fall! Poetry is not my strongest area, so this is a good exercise. :) Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. I love fall, too.

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  3. When fall is described like that poem, even I like it. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I think fall is beautiful!

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  4. Janet,
    I love your poem. You've used beautiful fall imagery. The writing prompt is great, too. That gives me the inspiration to try a poem, too.

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    1. Hi Brenda. I'm sure you'd write a great poem.

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  5. The leaves have yet to change in AR. Thanks for the lovely preview!

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    1. Hi Quinn. Some of the leaves are turning here already.

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  6. My favorite thing about fall just might be apples.

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    1. Me, too, Marcia! We have apple trees and we've been making apple pies and putting them in the freezer.

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  7. Janet,
    This is a beautiful fall poem. You've used splendid imagery that just captures the season wonderfully. I like the photo very much, too. I also love fall.

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