Autumn Dancer (2)

Autumn Dancer

Her Autumn feet now flash across the floor.
She spreads her limbs and trembles in her flight.
She moves and sways like never did before.
Her frost now fails to dim against the light.

Escaped, bronze leaf trips to her heart’s delight.
She swirls in madness for that love expressed
before her waltz is over-shrouded white;
her silken gown so many hues have kissed.

Oh, leap, bright Autumn kick your heels and run
for moments come when you must take your leave.
Race past the gasp of summer’s misty sun.
Become that woman: golden, garnet Eve.

Bold Autumn, bravely does your glow entrance:
so delicate your step; so brief your dance.

Photo credit: <andreiuc88’s Portfolio on Shutterstock>


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6 Comments on “Autumn Dancer (2)”

  1. latonya
    September 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Always impressed with poets who can pull off this form. Well done.


  2. Suzanne
    September 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Oh wow, this is so lovely! What a beautifully written piece Jackie! And, like LaTonya, I’m in awe of poets who can write in iambic pentameter. I’m so glad you chose to link up with the Speakeasy this week. 🙂

    One nit-picky editor’s note: you must use the prompt line exactly as it’s written, so your last line in your first stanza should begin with the instead of her.


  3. Christina
    September 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    wow this was just gorgeous!! and fantastic use of the prompts.


  4. Stacie
    September 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    What a beautiful poem! You are very talented.


  5. jacquelinecaseypoetry
    September 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Wow! my first win. It feels good! Thank you, all. Some really interesting, talented flash/prose writers on Speakeasy. Lots of talent here to read and learn from if you like to write.



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