Friday, October 7, 2016

'Seasonal Luxury': Act III

Autumn skies dramatize
 Act III of 'Seasonal Luxury'',
a play in four parts, advertised
on a marquee of leafy celebrity.

On the ground,
smaller roles abound.
'Walk-ons', if you will,
print a playbill of their own,
protagonists of the cement canvas
onto which they have been blown.

Whether in the air,
where, striking characters invigorate
mundane plots of humdrum blue,

or simply on a muddy patch
 of disappearing green,

the scene is synchronously
stimulating and serene.

Still playing, until the flaky snow
draws the curtain on this alfresco show,
you may catch it anytime, anywhere,
for it's currently being performed everywhere.
Oh! Almost forgot: admission is free, naturally

Canada Post mailboxes: always covered in maple leaves, whatever the season.

Thank you for visiting!
Sending Thanksgiving wishes
to my Canadian friends, 
and warm, autumn greetings
to you all,



  1. Hope you are doing well dear! Love you autumn greens!AriadnefromGreece!

  2. Beautiful captures, autumn can be so cozy, so delightful, so charming.
    Miss the photos of your Cretan villa...Be well and all the best to you Poppy!

  3. Charming and delightful post Poppy! Every word was a joy to read and each photo a feast for the eye!
    Best wishes

  4. So many breath-catching phrases in this poetic montage! Aren't the colors here extra-sharp this year?! Love your ending:)

  5. Glad to hear from you again, I missed your wonderful prose. Beautiful autumn photos and reading your words is always a joy.
    Regards from the Netherlands, Janneke

  6. Beautiful pictures, I love the view you take Poppy... even if it is a sidewalk, you make it special! The leaf show here has been spectacular, oh how I love fall... and your prose to accompany the pictures so delightful as always, isn't it a joy to enjoy the show free :) Hugs to you today dear friend!

  7. Hello Poppy,

    A beautiful post of Toronto as seen through your eyes and felt by your heart. Happy
    Canadian Thanksgiving.\
    Helen xx

  8. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! So good to read your post and see your beautiful colors!


  9. Hello Poppy! I have missed seeing in blogland! Your mostly lovely way with words has brightened this most drab day here in North Carolina! Such a unique and beautiful way to describe a lovely fall day. Hugs to you, sweet friend!

  10. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Poppy. Beautiful colors.

  11. Only you could make a sidewalk look and sound poetic :).

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  12. Your fall landscape is simply beautiful! Celebrate!


  13. Happy Autumn! I love your art. God bless you.

  14. Poppy it is so good to hear from you. I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving. And I know that right now I wish I could be in your shoes to enjoy the fall foliage which inspires me to no end and fills my heart. Stay well my friend!

  15. Ah, beautiful Autumn!
    Have a lovely week Poppy...


  16. LOL!!! ditto doreen's comment!
    the poet in you is alive and well. all is right in my world.
    no leaves have turned here yet so it was especially delightful for me to see yours. and that mailbox! WOW. canada does it RIGHT. XOXOXO♥

  17. Hello Poppy! so serene essay post of autumn!! Lots of warm colors and lovely autumnal aspects captured in this collection! A very nice autumn day and weekend, as well! best regards in this lovely october!

  18. Hello Poppy! What a great poetic read. We're just starting to see some color so Act III, "Seasonal Luxury" will go on for a little while yet! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your fellow Canadians!

  19. Lovely post all round, Poppy! Beautiful photos! Happy Thanksgiving to you, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  20. A Happy Thanksgiving! What beautiful photos you have shared and I love the prose! Have a beautiful weekend!

  21. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend. Beautiful colors and words. Hope you are well...

  22. Beautiful post Poppy. Great to hear from you and I hope all is going well. We are having 90 degree weather, so no fall leaves. I am so ready for FALL.

    Have a terrific week.


  23. Love your photos! Have a great week ahead ♥

  24. Happy Thanksgiving, dear Poppy! I hope you're enjoying lovely time with your family. Autumn is such a beautiful season and you've written wonderful words about Act III of the year!

  25. That's a beautiful post, Poppy! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
    I enjoy the fall weather with rain and all.
    Have a great week!
    xo Julia

  26. All I can say is WOW! We see very little changes in the leaves here.

  27. Beautiful and so good to hear from you, Poppy! I hope you had a lovely Canadian Thanksgiving. Ours was a white one as it snowed pretty much all weekend. The temperatures will be rising above freezing so it should all melt soon...for now.
    Marie - The Interior Frugalista

  28. Greetings to you too Poppy. Lovely photos and poetry as always. I don't think I've noticed the mail boxes here with leaves on them. I must take a closer look. I guess I'm used to seeing the 'group' boxes out here in the country. The fall colours are spectacular this year down here. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Hugs. Pam

  29. Kochana, u Ciebie również piękne kolory jesieni, magiczne liście. Pozdrawiam Cię serdecznie i dziękuję za wizytę u mnie. Bea:)

  30. You may have changed locations, but your photography continues to be stunning! I love seeing photos of Fall scenes since we won't get any pretty leaf-changes until about January....and it is very short! I hope you are enjoying being back in Canada.

    Warm hugs,

  31. Lovely leaves in lovely colours...I just love this time of year. Beautiful pictures you show us too!
    Have a great day, take care.

  32. Fall leaves are the pretties even on the ground. Beautiful photos and welcome back to Canada..

  33. The colours are absolutely amazing and exactly how I imagine Canada this time of year!


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