Fall’s Fingers

by Caddo

Long fingers of fall
Reach, curling—coppered, gilt-edged,
Weathered verdigris—
Chilly grip mocks sun’s pert rays.
Winter’s spirit—muffled glee;
Azure breaths, he blows my way….

©Caddo J Veil, 2013

11 Comments to “Fall’s Fingers”

  1. You never cease to knock me for six with your short poetry. Superb 😄

    • In my quest to learn more British-isms (if that’s where you are located), I must beg you to explain “knock me for six”–sounds intriguing!

      • I am in England in God’s own county of Yorkshire. That is a saying from cricket where they hit the ball out of the park, as you American’s might say.

      • Ahh yes–Yorkshire, good, as that’s where my other friend is. Am I correct that there are differences in sayings, phrases native to Yorkshire as opposed to ones in other areas of England? Or not? I’m woefully ignorant…about much, actually.

      • I am also in Gods own country of Northern Ireland, and the meaning does change from place to place.

        Over here it means i’ll knock you on your back or hit you 🙂 🙂

      • Oooh, scary Harry!

  2. Wonderful Caddo!! What a fab image! And Ive learned a new word – verdigris! Never heard it before and not ashamed to admit it these days! ; the older I become the more I realise how little I know!l

    Hs and Ss (buzzzzzzz – just practicing!)

    • Isn’t verdigris a fun word? I like the way if feels on my tongue! And I love the color too. Seeing and hearing you buzzing, you little bee, you!

  3. Very interesting reading

  4. Caddo, this is lovely and fun to read too!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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