Autumn Shindig Invitation

Please post a link to your favorite fall artwork, photograph or poem below!

See below to join the party. Here’s mine:


Five Alive

seeds fly
up sky high
letting the wind
find their inner birds until warm earth calls

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham

Welcome to my Autumn Shindig!

Please post a seasonal link here or in the comments:

Notes: My poem is my first ever tetractys, or a 5-lined, syllable-counting poetry form, organized as follows:

Line 1 – 1 syllable
Line 2 – 2 syllables
Line 3 – 3 syllables
Line 4 – 4 syllables
Line 5 – 10 syllables

To rhyme or not to rhyme, hmmm. Here’s an example from the talented Aussie poet, Kathryn Apel:

as teacher
flees in terror,
huntsman spider ignorant of error.

© Kathryn Apel

Final note: This is my first attempt to use inlinkz. It’s a dry run for getting it to work when I host Poetry Friday this Friday! I’d really appreciate you adding a link. I need to know it’s working!!

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Idle Fairy Thoughts

I hope you enjoy Molly Hogan’s lovely fairy poem. I love her petalled paths, wayward blossoms and moonshine shield. Have a great weekend!

Nix the comfort zone


Walking through the woods this fall, I’ve discovered multitudes of mushrooms in all shapes and sizes. This particularly delicate one, the only one of its kind I’ve seen, caught my fancy and sent my thoughts swirling to the world of fairies.dscn7877After the festivities end
and dawn’s light fringes the sky,
who tucks away
the fairy paraphernalia
so no discerning human eye
casts a canny glance
at petalled paths
and circled stones?

Flush with late night revelry,
trailing dew-laden feet and
drooping wings,
might the sleepy wee folk
a wayward blossom
or other tell-tale sign-
perhaps this purple-ribbed
fairy parasol,
a dainty moonshine shield,
now illuminated
in sunshine’s glow
above an oddly tidy
bed of moss?

Molly Hogan (c) 2016

Please take the time to check out Poetry Friday Roundup. This week it’s hosted by the amazing Jama Rattigan who dishes up delights at her feast of a blog, Jama’s Alphabet Soup.

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