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Spring and Autumn MAG

January 2, 2009
By Elisabeth Gondolo, Salt Lake City, UT

Spring things are beautiful:
Petals, crimson and ocher,
And arrogant boulders radiant
With moss and loneliness,
The ocean, spacious and frail,
Sauntering, but smooth
Aroused by the striding sea gulls
Who screech at the genteel fish.

And autumn things are beautiful:
Leaves, supple and earthy,
That whisk unnoticed from their home,
And squirrels gathering food,
Foxes that chase marble geese
From their cozy, foxy pups.
The rainbow from a
Stormy night polishing the ancient sun.

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on Nov. 17 2009 at 10:02 pm
hi,randomperson. GOLD, Fall City, Washington
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LOVE THIS!<3 hehe good job!

on Oct. 26 2009 at 9:39 am
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Wonderful description! Great job!

on Oct. 1 2009 at 4:30 pm
kendraelysia SILVER, Turner, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"To risk nothing is to risk everything."

Incredible flow and use of words.

on Sep. 15 2009 at 8:11 pm
dramalover121 SILVER, Mattawan, Michigan
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It's beautiful.

on Jul. 20 2009 at 8:25 pm
silent_16 BRONZE, East Hartford, Connecticut
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on Apr. 11 2009 at 2:27 pm
dot.! BRONZE, Acworth, Georgia
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deep, intricate.... amazing. i loved it!! i wish i could write like that. love the emotion you put in there! it made me feel so peaceful and calm as i read it...

can you please tell me what you think of my poem??



Shanon said...
on Mar. 30 2009 at 3:52 pm
This is a nice poem. It has all of the componets for a poem

on Mar. 23 2009 at 3:41 pm
Estelle_Star SILVER, Union Grove, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emtions," James A. Michener.

I love the images I get. It was very well written, keep writing.

on Mar. 22 2009 at 1:33 pm
Phoenix22 PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
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Your use of imagery was really creative and inspiring. I loved the vocabulary and the emotions you get from reading this poem. Great job!

on Mar. 15 2009 at 7:20 pm
project827 GOLD, Portage, Michigan
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wow. *speechless* . . .

on Mar. 14 2009 at 8:50 pm
your use of imagery was breathtaking

i only read this poem because of a memorie i had with a very good friend her favorite season is spring and mine is fall but i am very glad o chose to read it it was great

on Mar. 13 2009 at 5:51 pm
Kendra Miller, Plainwell, Michigan
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This is very detailed the Autumn part reminds me of the wooded area around my house during the fall months.

marebear8626 said...
on Mar. 6 2009 at 3:27 pm
marebear8626, -, Maine
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this is great! i would love to see how you describe summer and winter

aubrey h said...
on Mar. 6 2009 at 3:17 am
aubrey h, Lubbock, Texas
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OMG! I really enjoyed the poem. ( I know you probably hear this alot...) I love the imagery you create. I REALLY like the last line. It satisfies, but also leaves you hungry for more!!!

on Mar. 4 2009 at 12:44 pm
Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
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I feel like this could have used something to tie the spring stanza and the fall stanza together. The imagery, however, is absolutely stunning.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 8:18 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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where were you when you wrote this...i want to go

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on Mar. 3 2009 at 2:12 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

the imagery in this beautiful. i love it.

meggyt BRONZE said...
on Mar. 1 2009 at 5:56 pm
meggyt BRONZE, Cranford, New Jersey
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This was beautifully written. You gave your imagery so perfectly I felt I was in Spring, then Autumn, in a matter of two seconds. Wonderful vocabulary.