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Urban Contessa

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~ Urban Contessa ~



Jaundiced sunset bowed and prayed,

For auburn crisps in plights of jade.

Shadow from shadow, in hearts, delayed,

By jasmine glades in widowed shade.


Yonder’s hue of walrus tusk,

Now gored, by nights’ remorseless dusk,

Of lovers, all dipped in innocent lies,

Wrapped up, by visions of undressed eyes.


No more, plump clouds, which roam and busk,

To violets, brambles, lilac musk;

No more, chough trills from magic flutes,

That chimed for us, flown south, now mute…


Sweet cotton blossoms, in sunwashed scenes,

Yea, spirited away, by summer’s dreams,

When baby bees on marshmallow pillows,

Dozed off, ‘mid breeze of swaying willows.


Lime kudzu, quince, e’en cantaloupe,

Must shy away, through nature’s loop,

As autumn dons Egyptian mask,

To die, in winter’s empty cask.



THE END


Comments

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on March 06, 2014:

Such a lovely thing to say Audrey and thank God for being able to offer such.

Have a wonderful evening;

R.Q.

Audrey Howitt from California on March 04, 2014:

Just takes my breath away

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 09, 2013:

Hey Sparklea! It's good to hear from you, and trust everything is good on your side of the world. That was a mother of a comment you left; it's going to cost me a small fortune having all my door frames widened now ;)

Thanks for your blessings which I sincerely hope are likewise, heaped upon you and your loved ones this season.

With Warm Regards,

R.Q.

Sparklea from Upstate New York on December 08, 2013:

RQ: Your writing surpasses originality. This is a most unique piece of work describing the seasons. You are just plain awesome...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the title - ALL your titles stand out. God bless you real good, voted up and awesome. Sparklea :)

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

Thank you MsDora. It becomes gradually more difficult to find new expressions for common themes the more one writes, so glad that you enjoyed this one.

I trust you are well in the paradisaical St Kitts.

Kindest Regards,

R.Q.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

@ Wetnosedogs,

Ah!! Then the mystery has been solved. It can't be very comfortable for them in the unforgiving rays of high summer.

Stay warm :)

R.Q.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

Hi there ziyena,

It's always a pleasure to ' meet' new readers, and I'm grateful to have you fly by for a quick look-see.

Just read your bio page, and I like your quote, and great attitude, so will follow to keep up with any new articles you may write in the future, and look forward to catching up with some you have already scribed.

Thanks a million;

Best Wishes,

Romeo's Quill

wetnosedogs from Alabama on December 08, 2013:

Romeos Quill,

The wetnoses love the colder weather. It is summer they are not crazy about, they have so much fur. Summer is when they are inside as much as possible to the air conditioner!

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

Wetnosedogs!

It never fails to hold wonder, each time; some folk love it; others hate it( winter). The transition of the seasons I enjoy, like you, though I don't know if your cuddle bundles would agree - a lot of pets in winter are either glued to the hearth, or look like they've been shot dead in front of it :)

Best Wishes to all,

R.Q.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

Much obliged, NC Princess Kim. You're very kind, and certainly hope that things are going well for you today, and, indeed, every day

Thank you.

Sincere Regards,

R.Q.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

It's good to hear from you Wayne, and thank you for your uplifting comment.

I hope you are well.

All the Best,

R.Q.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

Dear Faith,

: ) Speechless, for once? lol!! Well, when a lady is in receipt of such a glorious name of victory, and exudes the pictorial visage of Grace Kelly, Christie Brinkley and Diana Dors all rolled into one, then I suppose words become redundant.

Thank you for alighting for awhile and for your generosity.

With Warmest Regards,

R.Q.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on December 08, 2013:

Hi Theater girl,

Yes, you're right. The transition from autumn, or fall, into the bracing ambiance of winter time, and partially how that can change human behaviour whilst it is progressing. You're welcome, and thank you for coming by.

Take Care,

R.Q.

ziyena from the Somewhere Out There on December 08, 2013:

"No more, plump clouds, which roam and busk,

To violets, brambles, lilac musk;

No more, chough trills from magic flutes,

That chimed for us, flown south, now mute ..."

Beauful verse ... can't say it enough

UP

wetnosedogs from Alabama on December 08, 2013:

Ah, happens every year, but each time it seems a new thing. Wonderfully written.

ocfireflies on December 08, 2013:

RQ,

A beautiful reflection laced with melancholy regarding the changing of all kinds of seasons. Lovely and Voted as Such.

Blessings,

Kim

Wayne Barrett from Clearwater Florida on December 08, 2013:

Lovely verse my friend. Very well written.

up and sharing.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 07, 2013:

"Jaundiced sunset" is an unusual but effective color description, as are other phrases like "sunwashed scenes" suggesting a gradual fading toward death by winter. Beautiful work!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on December 07, 2013:

Dear Romeos,

Your words describing those things dying at winter's hand are so beautiful ... I am left speechless ... for once : )

Up and more and sharing

Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper

Jennifer from New Jersey on December 07, 2013:

It's nature's seasons of change....and also the lament of something dying....lovely and melancholy. We must have the change in order to appreciate it when it comes round again. Thank you for sharing!

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