Autumn Revelry

The Fairies Banquet, 1859
John Anster Fitzgerald (1823-1906)

My banners hung. Fruit crown in hair. The brassy fanfare of leaves introduces honored guests to my most regal seasonal affair. Salmon run sunsets and a calligraphy of flower stems invites us to reflect, as sunlight dims to dining tables, candlelit. Come chinwaggers, sit. Enjoy the harvest of lushness. The rustling tide of leaves make way for the harmonic sounds of the first freeze. Strut in with black tie and fitted velvet dress to join the yearly rut. 

Reap tender gladness;

to fall from such a great height,

a backend banquet.

dVerse | Haibun Monday: aki no koe (Autumn’s Voice)


      • Dear Kay,

        I would like to inform you that I have responded with a bespoke reply to your lovely comment that you submitted to my post entitled “A September to Remember: Greeting Post-Pandemic and Post-Elizabethan Age with Sapphires, Asters, Poems and Songs“.

        May you enjoy the coming weekend!

        Yours sincerely,


    • Dear Kay,

      I concur with Kim. This is such a fabulously sumptuous feast of words and imageries to describe the most glorious autumn gaiety born of your literary harvest!

      Thank you for composing this latest post of yours entitled “Autumn Revelry” as we enjoy the final month of autumn in November.

      Wishing you and Kim a productive November and a wonderful week doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, whether intellectually, artistically, physically or spiritually, including composing more excellent poems and posts for us to savour!

      Yours sincerely,

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      • You’re welcome. Always. Ah, I see, thank you for sharing that with me. Gratefulness applies, always, something I always have to remind myself of. Thank you for that. It’s been a wonderful trip to the coast. Stunningly beautiful, and quiet. 💜


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