2019 Day 25 – Preparing For Sleep

Preparing for sleep.
Red-gold leaves falling,
Damp earthy scent,
Apples wrinkled and sweet.

Preparing for sleep.
Swallows leave, calling –
Who knows where they went?
Sunlight loses its heat.

Preparing for sleep,
Harvest all gathered in,
Hedgehogs spiky and rolled,
Soft dormouse ball.

Preparing for sleep,
Snake shedding its skin,
Wind hinting at cold –
Preparing to fall.


Notes: “I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that:

  • Is specific to a season
  • Uses imagery that relates to all five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell)
  • Includes a rhetorical question, (like Keats’ “where are the songs of spring?”) “

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