AUTUMN QUEEN (for WPC: Monochromatic)

Autumn Queen

The Queen comes on the wings of a summer’s day
unheard, unseen, she marches to her throne
yet the breeze pays homage to her regal steps
with kisses tempering the sun’s fiery glow.

Sprites wake from their slumber and spray
the woods with rubies and gold
while fruits ripen and perfume the air
with a burst of flavors, subtle and bold.

Light dims and shadows grow
a hush muffles the merrymakers’ merriment
while her court revels in the splendor of her touch
before she lulls it to its awaited rest.


About the picture:  I saw this lady gracefully stepping, barefoot, on the hot grounds of the King Richard’s Renaissance Faire in Carver, MA.  I was taken by her grace and beautiful costume so I followed her and took some shots.  Unfortunately,  my photos did not turn out well – this is the best I could have.   I am still shy about taking pictures of random people (even when they are in costume and obviously are part of the fair, in this case).  A tripod would have served me well, too. She reminded me that indeed Autumn is just around the corner.



Who watches the watchman
when the night is deep
in silence
in solitude
what thoughts does he keep

who lights his light
when its flame dies
who guides his path
riddled with lies

will he see that night
find its day
or to dawnless darkness
let the night stray

who watches the watchman
when the world is asleep
who watches the watchman
alone when the night is deep?

Copied from DVERSE POETS PUB giving credit to DREAMTIME.COM

FOR DVERSE POETS’ Poetics Prompt – What Does the Watchman See?


For this challenge, I am sharing some photos of students in between classes. The pictures were taken in December. I was getting winter tired by then and did not have the spunk to post photos that had to do with snow. Considering that the temperatures hereabouts are already starting to sizzle, I thought that the OFF -SEASON theme gives me the perfect chance to share this little tidbits of student life. :-)
Texting 1IpodTexting 2lunch

Little Red Texting Hood3


And last, here is something that does not belong to the group but I am including nonetheless just because it is out-of-season –


though shopping never really goes off-season, or does it? :-)

Thanks for coming by.  Happy weekend.