November 2, 2009

OSI: Shift in Time

One Single Impression is a community of poets writing and sharing poetic forms. Every week OSI offers a new prompt to inspire writing. Thanks to OSI for this week's prompt: Shift in Time.

Enchanting season
Colourful array
Visual evolution
A sensory deluge

Lingers momentarily
Then falling leaves
Branches going bare
Apparently dying
Inspire to let go

It's offering
Of endings
And new beginnings
Evokes possibility
Of a change in scene

A transitional phase
From ebullience of summer
Into truculent winter
A shift in time!


Photograph made in South Deerfield, Massachusetts
27 October 2009


Louise said...

What a gorgeous photo! Perfect title.

SandyCarlson said...

That shift scatters our words and thoughts like the leaves, I think. It is a wonderful time.

Saibal Barman said...

Nice reflections, Celine !
The rolling fallen leaves--some red, some yellow, some brown--whisper their unheard tales of the moments gone by; the memories of once green swaying in summer breeze fly on the wings of Time and life learns the essence of Fall.
Another rhyme of creation is gently playing somewhere--near or far!

Tumblewords: said...

You've pictured it well - the seasons' shifting. Nice!

Mads... said...

b'ful description..captured the essence..:)

Amias said...

Nature can really inspire a poet when it comes to shift in time ... the photo is so beautiful, and you captured the shift very well.

anthonynorth said...

I love the moments of transition from one season to another. You've caught it well in words.

Anonymous said...

Moving through the seasons is a classic shift in time, a most consistent event, at least as far as I can remember, it's been happening forever! Nice job!

Jeeves said...

Perfect photo and beautiful lines

lissa said...

yes, changing seasons but I don't think it has to be a sad thing, there is beauty in change

zoya gautam said...

" Whatever it is..go right ahead!" _

but , that's how the seasons change ..

many thanks for a very good post ..

Anonymous said...

stunning words and awesome photo..

if said...

I can "see" that....:)

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely poem of the shifting of seasons.

Mridula said...


GMG said...

Hi Celine! I’m as green (of envy, of course... ;)) as your pictures are brown!! Wonderful shot, lovely poem, excellent post!!

Meanwhile Blogtrotter is showing you an incredible sea symphony of colours and missing your comments. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

VickY said...

beautiful pic :)

gabrielle said...

it is indeed an inspiration to let go. gorgeous photo!

Jim said...

Celine, this is nice. I was riding along in that transition and then Wham! Winter hit me in the face.
I am so sorry that I am late, I got behind from the start. I was on a weekend Birthday running away holiday. Some is on my other blog and I will put a little more soon.
It has been a while since I checked you here, I really liked your travel pictures.

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Vinni said...

Hi Celine,

Shift of Season, Shift of Life.. Change is so constant.. well deep with in my heart i feel those shifts and the season change.

Nice words.. loved the pics.

Keep Writing, Keep Inspiring...


Vamsee Modugula said...

what a beautiful poem. Never thought of fall in a philosophical way...until now.
Beautiful picture too....

bendtherulz said...

Seen all your images ( 3 post) and I am glad that you are taking sab - quite funny that you quoted the meaning from ?you thought we will not believe you if you would have mentioned:-))

OSI - Loved the lines and flow of words and I agree autumn does bring that sad/melancholy but at the same time strange lift. I love this time of year!! And you have really captured some good shots.

Tk care ~~

Zhu said...

Fall is a beautiful season and I grew to enjoy it in North America, where it is quite unique.

Lakshmi said...

Transcience and change have always been one of my fav topics..expressed so well, celine