A Waltz Among the Autumn Leaves II

the surrendered dancers
coupled in nature’s rite
destined to become one
with Earth and Sun
and come to know
all the intimate seasons
of their celestial lovemaking

waking from a winter’s dream
the tender Earth yearning
for the rousing touch
of the burgeoning Sun
slowly pirouettes
within the circle
of my arms
turning all the contours
of her resplendent body
though the steady grasp
of my caressing hands
aching now
as the flush of spring
life beneath the surface
urgent to blossom

the breathless gasp
of flowers unfolding
to move through her
as slowly
as the electric Sun
on a long summer’s day
across the arching sky
drawing the folds
of every petal
at they trace the Sun’s
measured path
upon her undulating body

and then ardent autumn
at the climax of the rite
exclamations of color
vibrant intensity
pulsating through her landscape
then, once more, release
of sanguine cascade
and so the dance
begins again
hand in hand, arms encircling
play afore
the sweet surrender
* * * * *

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35 thoughts on “A Waltz Among the Autumn Leaves II

    • Thank you, Georgia; as always, I appreciate your feedback! It’s interesting that those lines should stand out…I wrestled at length to find the right adjective for autumn, in this context, and when “ardent” suggested itself, it of course felt so perfect. (perhaps I will remove the words “and then” from that line… as your stripped down version feels more powerful)

      Hey, you might enjoy checking out these blogs that I came across today:


  1. Are you talking about the seasons here!!? Wow!! I like you said a lot with saying it!
    Btw my WP has been acting odd! I lost all the people I follow so just in case you wonder why I followed again, which I’m sure you don’t! Now ya know!
    Beautiful autumn poem! I need to come back and read more that was fun! šŸ˜„

  2. Thank you for making your appearance on my blog, you have so much deep wisdom in you, thanks for sharing it with us. Veronika

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