Friday, October 17, 2008

Autumn Prayer



Ember air
Lay your crimson fingers on me
I'm here
Warming the feathery cold
Sliding with the continental sky

15 comments:

Aggie said...

Love the colours in the photo and a perfect match to the words.

Miladysa said...

Delightful!

strugglingwriter said...

I like "feathery cold".

Also, great photograph.

Sarah Hina said...

I like that even as we are tossed around, we can still breathe warmth into our surroundings. Such a great twining of the vast and personal here, Jason.

And the photo perfectly captures the vividness and delicacy of the words.

Geraldine said...

A perfect tribute to this glorious season. Wonderful photo too.

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Charles Gramlich said...

Nice indeed.

mgirl said...

I love your choice of words, ember air, crimson fingers, continental sky. Perfectly matched with your photograph. Beautiful as always!

jason evans said...

Aggie, thanks. :) Autumn is nearing peak here.

Miladysa, much appreciated.

Strugglingwriter, poetry is so much fun to play with word combinations!

Sarah, that's the spirit of this moment. The warmth we offer even in the midst of the turn toward cold.

Geraldine, I hope you're enjoying the season!

Charles, thanks, my friend.

Mgirl, I like when little poems like this write themselves in under three minutes. I feel like I've tapped into something that needed to be released.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

What a perfect photograph. It is so clear, it seems I could reach in and pick a leaf. I love "crimson fingers" & "feathery cold". You use ordinary words so skillfully.

Bridget Jones said...

Gorgeous feeling, gorgeous pic--perfect for fall.

Lena said...

couldnt have been said better about this beautiful season :)

ChrisEldin said...

I like this one. I think I'd frame your poem with that photo. It's sweet, colorful, and evocative.
:-)

JaneyV said...

Beautiful words with a stunning photo. I echo what the other comments have said; each pithy phrase reflects the mood of autumn perfectly.

YogaforCynics said...

Beautiful combination of Autumn image and words--I may be thinking about "ember air" for a while....

jason evans said...

Kaye, the picture does have that quality, doesn't it? I really like the foreground/background. The shape reminded me of a hand. And thanks so much for the compliment!

Bridget Jones, cold has really rolled in. An early touch of November.

Lena, I'd love to hear about the season changes where you are!

Chris, I could make one for you. :)

Janey, I like the notion of a prayer to the season. I do ask a lot of them.

Yogaforcynics, welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you breathe the ember air for quite some time. =)