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~~~ Urban Contessa ~~~

Updated on November 17, 2015

~ Urban Contessa ~



Jaundiced sunset bowed and prayed,

For auburn crisps in plights of jade.

Shadow from shadow, in hearts, delayed,

By jasmine glades in widowed shade.


Yonder’s hue of walrus tusk,

Now gored, by nights’ remorseless dusk,

Of lovers, all dipped in innocent lies,

Wrapped up, by visions of undressed eyes.


No more, plump clouds, which roam and busk,

To violets, brambles, lilac musk;

No more, chough trills from magic flutes,

That chimed for us, flown south, now mute…


Sweet cotton blossoms, in sunwashed scenes,

Yea, spirited away, by summer’s dreams,

When baby bees on marshmallow pillows,

Dozed off, ‘mid breeze of swaying willows.


Lime kudzu, quince, e’en cantaloupe,

Must shy away, through nature’s loop,

As autumn dons Egyptian mask,

To die, in winter’s empty cask.



THE END


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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Such a lovely thing to say Audrey and thank God for being able to offer such.

      Have a wonderful evening;

      R.Q.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Just takes my breath away

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hey Sparklea! It's good to hear from you, and trust everything is good on your side of the world. That was a mother of a comment you left; it's going to cost me a small fortune having all my door frames widened now ;)

      Thanks for your blessings which I sincerely hope are likewise, heaped upon you and your loved ones this season.

      With Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      RQ: Your writing surpasses originality. This is a most unique piece of work describing the seasons. You are just plain awesome...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the title - ALL your titles stand out. God bless you real good, voted up and awesome. Sparklea :)

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you MsDora. It becomes gradually more difficult to find new expressions for common themes the more one writes, so glad that you enjoyed this one.

      I trust you are well in the paradisaical St Kitts.

      Kindest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      @ Wetnosedogs,

      Ah!! Then the mystery has been solved. It can't be very comfortable for them in the unforgiving rays of high summer.

      Stay warm :)

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi there ziyena,

      It's always a pleasure to ' meet' new readers, and I'm grateful to have you fly by for a quick look-see.

      Just read your bio page, and I like your quote, and great attitude, so will follow to keep up with any new articles you may write in the future, and look forward to catching up with some you have already scribed.

      Thanks a million;

      Best Wishes,

      Romeo's Quill

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Romeos Quill,

      The wetnoses love the colder weather. It is summer they are not crazy about, they have so much fur. Summer is when they are inside as much as possible to the air conditioner!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Wetnosedogs!

      It never fails to hold wonder, each time; some folk love it; others hate it( winter). The transition of the seasons I enjoy, like you, though I don't know if your cuddle bundles would agree - a lot of pets in winter are either glued to the hearth, or look like they've been shot dead in front of it :)

      Best Wishes to all,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Much obliged, NC Princess Kim. You're very kind, and certainly hope that things are going well for you today, and, indeed, every day

      Thank you.

      Sincere Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      It's good to hear from you Wayne, and thank you for your uplifting comment.

      I hope you are well.

      All the Best,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Faith,

      : ) Speechless, for once? lol!! Well, when a lady is in receipt of such a glorious name of victory, and exudes the pictorial visage of Grace Kelly, Christie Brinkley and Diana Dors all rolled into one, then I suppose words become redundant.

      Thank you for alighting for awhile and for your generosity.

      With Warmest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Theater girl,

      Yes, you're right. The transition from autumn, or fall, into the bracing ambiance of winter time, and partially how that can change human behaviour whilst it is progressing. You're welcome, and thank you for coming by.

      Take Care,

      R.Q.

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      ziyena 3 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      "No more, plump clouds, which roam and busk,

      To violets, brambles, lilac musk;

      No more, chough trills from magic flutes,

      That chimed for us, flown south, now mute ..."

      Beauful verse ... can't say it enough

      UP

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Ah, happens every year, but each time it seems a new thing. Wonderfully written.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      RQ,

      A beautiful reflection laced with melancholy regarding the changing of all kinds of seasons. Lovely and Voted as Such.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Lovely verse my friend. Very well written.

      up and sharing.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Jaundiced sunset" is an unusual but effective color description, as are other phrases like "sunwashed scenes" suggesting a gradual fading toward death by winter. Beautiful work!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Romeos,

      Your words describing those things dying at winter's hand are so beautiful ... I am left speechless ... for once : )

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      It's nature's seasons of change....and also the lament of something dying....lovely and melancholy. We must have the change in order to appreciate it when it comes round again. Thank you for sharing!