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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Heather said...
on Apr. 7 2013 at 6:59 am
This peom shows us a beautiful picture of the spring and autumn. But if the author trys to tell us some other information? maybe about the emotion?

on Jan. 1 2013 at 11:12 pm
HPRGSuperFan GOLD, Indian Creek, Illinois
12 articles 6 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

Extremely well-written, descriptive, and incrrdibly beautiful. A++:)

on Oct. 30 2012 at 7:05 pm
ChobaniLuvinPenguin PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Elisabeth, this is truly amazing! Your poem is so beautiful and absolutely magical! Your phrasing is so descriptive and delicate, and you use a vast range of vocabulary! I LOVE IT!!!

on Jun. 20 2012 at 11:43 pm
MkArgetlam SILVER, I Dont Kno, Other
7 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Listen to your Heart..coz its the key for the treasure..
Treasure of Life..

Realli good! ^_^

Loved it :)


Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Mar. 2 2012 at 10:21 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments

Really good! Its a great description, almost a caparison even if you didnt phrase it that way! Great language... thank you

:)

 


on Feb. 9 2012 at 5:57 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Your descriptions and vocabularly are creative and amazing. This is one of my favorite poems ever!!!!! I would really appreciate it if you could check out and comment on some of my work. Thanks.

NathanB GOLD said...
on Jan. 18 2012 at 7:50 pm
NathanB GOLD, Amherst, Massachusetts
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Wow! Really great. Your a great writer, I love this poem so much!!!! Please check out some of my stuff!

on Dec. 5 2011 at 8:48 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Good job! :)
Could you check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/ comment? Would really appreciate it. 

on Jul. 26 2011 at 7:57 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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Sweet (: Check out some of my stuff.

on Jul. 13 2011 at 10:36 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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Can you check out my work and rate it?

on Jul. 13 2011 at 10:35 am
purplequeen BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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Ohh... nice

on Nov. 26 2010 at 11:13 am
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 175 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

Please check out some of my work if you get a chance!! :)

on Nov. 26 2010 at 11:12 am
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 175 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

GREAT Imagery!! I really liked this. Especially because my birthday is in autumn and i feel so connected to the world in the fall/spring months. LOVED IT!

on Sep. 21 2010 at 12:11 am
Aristine BRONZE, Coppell, Texas
1 article 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - Scott F. Fitzgerald

Nice use of imagery in here- there are some pretty vivid descriptions. You chose your words well, and the ending was great.

on May. 12 2010 at 9:25 pm
alaska_kare_bear BRONZE, Anchorage, Alaska
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast."





--Douglas Adams

Really like the use or words

on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:19 pm
Shambler92 PLATINUM, Buenos Aires, Other
37 articles 0 photos 65 comments
those two stanzas are really beautiful, but I feel there's a third one missing, a stanza to give meaning to the poem. anyways,, good work man.

on Apr. 14 2010 at 7:38 pm
ThermadorianGrey SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive

Great details in here.  Certainly good enough to warrant the exclusion of the bland beginning "spring things are beautiful."  Other than that, very well executed.

on Mar. 29 2010 at 11:11 am
CountryGothic GOLD, Somersworth, New Hampshire
16 articles 2 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Once something has been said, it cannot be said in other words." -Aristotle

This is beautiful and I want to see you post more!

on Dec. 9 2009 at 3:40 pm
Arluanna PLATINUM, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
31 articles 2 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Mwahahahahaha! Now you are mine, Lesley-Bird, finally, at last, in my... oh, drat, forgot it had wings...”

-Phil, the youngest Kalins Uzin

Love this! Keep writing!

AmberO SILVER said...
on Dec. 9 2009 at 2:32 pm
AmberO SILVER, New Windsor, New York
7 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never give up no matter what life throws at you.

this is very enjoyable


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