2ND PLACE POETRY

Terzanelle: September Spice

Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi

Transition from summer to autumn is nice:

in bountiful gardens of earthly delights,

especially seasoned with September Spice.

 

Though days are retreating to much longer nights,

the crickets are singing the song of the bold

in bountiful gardens of earthly delights.

 

Those late days of harvest will come before cold;

the barbecue pits will roast meat and fresh corn,

while crickets are singing the song of the bold.

 

Then dew will be painted with frost in the morn’

as pumpkins grow orange like leaves on the trees,

and barbecue pits will roast meat and fresh corn.

 

The scent of a fireplace floats on the breeze

while Indian Summer leads us into Fall,

and pumpkins grow orange like leaves on the trees.

 

The beauty of nature enriches us all

as Indian Summer leads us into Fall.

Transition from summer to autumn is nice,

especially seasoned with September Spice.

Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi lives in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with her family where she writes poetry and prose. She specializes in literary criticism and not-for-profit matters. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, and a Master of Arts in Spanish from Saint Louis University in Madrid and St. Louis. Since her brain surgery, she volunteer teaches creative writing to men in a maximum security jail and works part-time for civil rights attorneys. She completed a novel in verse, Poem to Follow, and is compiling a poetry anthology, Surviving Gracefully. Shari’s poetry has been featured in several literary magazines in the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, Spain, and most recently in the Missouri VSA 2013 Anthology, Turning the Clocks Forward Again.

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