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!


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

    Very visual and immediate.


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

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


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

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


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

    The corpses of winter is a very strong image.


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

    Powerful Toni!


  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…


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

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


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

    Corpses of winter, indeed! Loved that expression🙂


  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.


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

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


  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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