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Autumn Shadows
by Carole Mathys

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Autumn Shadows


the evening was awash with sounds

as a cool breeze swallowed the hint of warmth

shadows danced beyond the fire

leaves swirled and rose like sparrows

rustling in cadence

adding to the rhythm of the night

you reached for my hand and smiled

suddenly I was surrounded by heat

above us the moon was its narrowest

a pale silver sliver, a smear on the night

blinking coyly down

behind a screen of shifting clouds

as you poured the wine

your eyes promised so much more

the shadows  shifted in a wind dance

across the wooden deck

as if seeking the fire’s warmth

 tossing our silhouettes behind us

draped upon the wall

in harmony they raise

spectral wine glasses

the wall catching the crimson glow

as I pursued your promise of more


Carole Mathys

October 30, 2010


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Reviewed by Art Sun 1/1/2011
Doesn't get any better than this always have that soft whispering emotion of love, romance, and that mystical feeling of Nature...a blending of thoughts that captures this reader within reflection...

exceptional work...

Happy New Year!!!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/4/2010
Oh how gorgeous is this! Mystical, enchanting romantic.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/2/2010
the shadows shifted in a wind dance
across the wooden deck
as if seeking the fire’s warmth
tossing our silhouettes behind us
draped upon the wall
in harmony they raise
spectral wine glasses
the wall catching the crimson glow

... such a vivid capture that speaks a mystery all its own, Carole! Magical and yet so real. Wonderful spark and sparkle of life in this write. Excellent! xx

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/2/2010
Oh I just love this piece...enjoyed!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/1/2010
The images in this piece were profound and lifelike.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/1/2010
Wow! Beautiful poety!!!

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/1/2010
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 10/31/2010
Dear Carole, this is a beautiful poem. A French romance and especially when you write: "I pursued your promise of more" Love emile
Reviewed by D. Vegas 10/31/2010
Carole, Very romantic
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/30/2010
I love the sensuality all over this one. Your last line, the frosting on the cake..
Nice one!
Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by jude forese 10/30/2010
certainly satisfies my thirst for a sensually stimulating poem ...
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/30/2010
Stunning Carole..viusals dance in my head~
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/30/2010
Carole, the killer lines in this romantic interlude are many and formidable my dear friend. But it is the tender ambiance and the gifted stitching of mood and emotion that I find alluring. You reach out across the distance and embrace the reader's romantic impulses. Another rendering with silky smoothness and soul captivating experience. Love and peace to you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 10/30/2010
atmospheric nirvana, carole.
very well done.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/30/2010
Sensual and sexy!
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/30/2010
elegance, autumn perceptions morph to witchcraft medicine, in vino veritas. excellent verse!!!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/30/2010
Colorfully romantic with such deep emotions intertwined...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/30/2010
There are truly some very lovely lines throughout this romantic offering of poetry, Carole. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/30/2010
Fine writing, Carole, no doubt at all; I'm particularly taken with, "...the moon was its narrowest, a pale silver sliver, a smear on the night..." and again with, "...the shadows shifted in a wind dance..."
and the ending is perfection.

Reviewed by George Carroll 10/30/2010
Painted in the words of a true poet.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/30/2010
Lovely piece, Carole.

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 10/30/2010
Very lovely poem that transcends age as I, at my age, feel myself... and would happily will myself into being drawn into the "rhythm of the night" with the woman that lives within my heart.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/30/2010
Last line worked for me. The gist of the whole poem. Beautiful articulated through this well-written poem to get to that last line. Stand. Clap.Clap. Take a bow.
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 10/30/2010
Every now and then I'll read a line that will set me back

"as a cool breeze swallowed the hint of warmth"

This is one of those lines..
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/30/2010
A truly beautiful romantic poem with the warmth of the fire, the wine and the inner glow of desire...

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