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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

“Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” ~ Robert Browning

Do feel free to use this image with your entry, it is mine and I don’t mind.

Summer is my true love. But I lust after Autumn—its October, its fiery colors, the hats and boots we (and by “we” I mean “me”) get to wear, the celebration of death. Other time of year, death is seen as gloomy and scary and soaked in tears. But in October, I get to celebrate the life of loved ones who no longer breathe. And I can do it without getting what’s-wrong-with-her? looks. How cool is that? I know! I hope your October was glorious, and may your November be even better. 

Share any poem you like. Any form. Old or new. We’ll delight in it. If there is a hint of Autumn or October in its lines, I’ll probably dance with it. Fine, I will kiss it on the mouth.


18 comments:

  1. @Patricia, I could not figure out how to comment on your blog. But wanted to let you know that your haiku gave me a serious case of the giggles. Thanks for that!

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  2. Happy Tuesday everyone

    much love...

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  3. Happy Halloween! Hope it will be a great day for each of you!

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  4. Hello Sanaa,
    Happy tuesday and happy halloween everyone!

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  5. Happy Halloween!
    MNL, Cactus Haiku

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  6. Cheers Magaly and Happy Halloween to all!
    Anna :o]

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  7. An oldie for today. Too tired to be inspired.
    Love, Mosk

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  8. I too love autumn and the slow wind down to winter. Happy end of October and beginning of November to you all!

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  9. I added a monster poem for tonight... happy to read your poetry.

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  10. Patricia: I would have left a very worthy comment too if it were possible.
    Anna :o]

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  11. Happy Tuesday, Sanaa, and a spooky Halloween!

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  12. It's November! That means I'm writing a poem each day to support immigrants to the good ole USA. Important now more than ever. My kids are each drawing 30 poems in November too! Check it out :)

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  13. Thanks so much for your words, everyone--the bright, the dark, the terrifying, the funny, all of them.

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  14. I'm a bit late this week, so 'I'll have to get my skates on and read.

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  15. @kaykuala, the link you added took me to the Mindlovemisery prompt blog. I will delete it' Please link again.

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