Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Afternoon's Exhalation





Ukiyo-e print book wrapper (fukuro). MEDIUM: 1 print : woodcut, color. CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1830 and 1880] Page in: Ezōshi fukuro harimazejō. [Japan, not before 1878]. Published in: The floating world of Ukiyo-e : shadows, dreams, and substance / essays by Sandy Kita ... [et al.], New York : Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2001, p. 207. Exhibited: "The Floating world of Ukiyo-e: shadows, dreams and substances," organized by the Library of Congress, 2001. No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. From the Library of Congress.  In the public domain in the United States.








The afternoon gently

sifts amber light

across the backs of leaves

veined by autumn's first push.

I watch their shadows dance

in the wind's chatter.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt

posted for dVerse

28 comments:

  1. beautiful visuals in this...i love autumn...and the leaves...and this makes for a great metaphor as well if you think on it...smiles.

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  2. Isn't autumn just the best time to write poetry. Pure gold.

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  3. Beautiful capture of the autumn's awakening `

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  4. Love the idea of wind's chatter.

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  5. Particularly stunning tonight Audrey - in fact pretty damn perfect... Ialso always enjoy the aesthetic of your site - which comliments your delicate poetry beautifully... With Best Wises Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  6. Particularly stunning tonight Audrey - in fact pretty damn perfect... Ialso always enjoy the aesthetic of your site - which comliments your delicate poetry beautifully... With Best Wises Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  7. This is so cool, Audrey--the wind's chatter is such a wonderfully vivid phrase--very onomotopoeic and you evoke light so beautifully. This is Karin of Manicddaily (on iPad.) Thanks. K.

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  8. This poem shows me both the peacefulness and the beauty of autumn!! Lovely writing, Audrey.

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  9. the afternoon shifting amber ligth across the back of leaves...what a beautiful image.. so much beauty in autumn..

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  10. Very vivid... Loved the image of the dancing shadows of leaves.
    -HA

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  11. Entrenched with affection and care.

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  12. One of those moments
    captured beautifully
    by the pen
    Beautiful!

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  13. A performance art, for sure, when wind and autumn leaves get together! I can hear and see them.

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  14. As painterly and delicate as the image you selected. Delightful visit.

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  15. Lovely and serene Audrey! I like the idea of the afternoon sifting the "amber light".

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  16. You are the epitome of the saying "less is more." Or is there a saying like that? LOL Well there should be, because you capture tons in so few words, and your images are sublime. Beautiful work again, Audrey.

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  17. Love the tenderness of this poem... how you capture the sweetness of the leaves in such few words.

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  18. Such a beautiful capture of the season. I can see the late day sun shining amber on the leaves. Lovely!

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  19. A beautiful description of autumn Audrey, love it!

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  20. The imagery is fantastic. I envision the leaves dancing in the yard with glorious hues of autumn.

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