Corpses of Winter

For my prompt at Real Toads – two line poems in the manner of Ezra Pound, In The Station of the Metro, the ultimate of imagist poetry.
The apparition of these faces in the crowd
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Corpses of Winter
Dead leaves cover the earth beneath the trees –
Sharp winds blow removing the corpses of winter.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ron.
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 06:44:40

    Wow! We’re almost twins this morning!

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  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 08:44:56

    Very visual and immediate.

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  3. coalblack
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 09:04:34

    Ah, so you’ve been to my back yard forest recently, have you, fren? 😉

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  4. annell4
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 09:20:40

    An interesting prompt, and your response was very good!!

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  5. Kerry
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 10:39:22

    The corpses of winter is a very strong image.

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  6. Charmed Chaos
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 11:10:53

    Powerful Toni!

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  7. Magaly Guerrero
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 11:35:58

    The same undertaker has been blowing around here, sending the dry skin and empty bones of leaves everywhere, clearing the soil for baby sprouts…

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  8. Sherry Blue Sky
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 12:55:02

    The corpses of winter – wow! Well done! Loved this prompt, kiddo.

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  9. Namratha Varadharajan
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 13:40:16

    Corpses of winter, indeed! Loved that expression🙂

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  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 14:53:47

    I think the graveyard has been cleaned with the freshness of grass now… the word corpses works so well here.

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  11. Susie Clevenger
    Apr 27, 2019 @ 19:21:11

    Oh, I so love it it when the corpses of winter leave.

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  12. kim881
    Apr 28, 2019 @ 02:15:11

    This left me with a chill, Toni. I like the way the lines are balanced by both containing references to death (dead/corpses), and the almost-personification of the sharp winds – like the body collectors during the plague removing corpses. A stark image!

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