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Original Poem: Equinox. - CaffieneKittySpace
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Original Poem: Equinox.
(Just a kind of a poem for the first day of Fall. Not happy with it, but such is poetry.)


We are the Autumn people,
rust-leaved rustle-footed wanderers,
tracing the edges of the long cold,
appreciating beauty in the ending of things.

Dusk is our cathedral,
whisper-breezed and crackling.
In day, we perceive the time-imbued leaves:
gold, crimson, orange, evergreen, umber.
Sometimes the light fails us,
they disappear,
non-existent figments.
We forget they exist.

But we are the Autumn people,
crepuscular together.
We remind each other of the tree-dancing colour,
igniting fires that echo the capering hues,
bringing iridescence into the night with a different crackle.
Smoke stings our eyes, throats,
but it is welcome
clearing vision and voice.

We are the Autumn people.
We live in the slowing cold,
the change and turn,
the senescence of the year.
Fog and whispering,
calm and slowing,
The encroaching cold and silence.
The ending of things
so that there can be

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Current Mood: melancholy melancholy
Current Music: "Fallen Leaves" ~ Billy Talent

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ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: September 24th, 2014 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
This is wonderful! Crepuscular and senescence--excellent words. Very sensual. Now I want to watch Something Wicked;)

Edited at 2014-09-24 03:54 am (UTC)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 24th, 2014 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I got a little carried away with the thesaurus, yeah.
lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: September 24th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice and evocative.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 25th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. *hugs*
teithiwr From: teithiwr Date: September 25th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really like this! Autumn <3 Beautifully written.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 26th, 2014 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
izhilzha From: izhilzha Date: September 26th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)
That is beautiful! Although, being an autumn person myself by nature, perhaps I could not help finding it so. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 26th, 2014 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thanks!
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