Autumn Leaves

An American Sentence for Frank’s prompt, polyptoton as a poetic device. Polyptoton words are same words with different meanings.

Autumn Leaves
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” – – John Burrows

Frost alters the leaves leaving them in a chow-chow by the lonely road.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frank Hubeny
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 15:58:23

    I like how you placed those leaves colored by frost on a “lonely” road.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 16:02:45

    This makes me think about the road not taken in Frost’s poem.


  3. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 16:45:58

    Astonishing things happen in woods or on lonely roads. What’s “chow-chow”?


    • kanzensakura
      Oct 24, 2019 @ 17:01:41

      Chow- chow is two things…1) is a southern hot relish of peppers, onions, cabbage usualky in autumnal colors 2) is an English word meaning a mix of things or colors

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  4. lillian
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 17:07:16

    Love the quotation. Love your American sentence!


  5. lifelessons
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 18:01:55

    I, also, had to look up chow-chow, although upon reflection, I remembered that definition and have even eaten it. A perfect description of a conglomeration of different chopped-up leaves and water in the ditch. Ha.


  6. Rob Kistner
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:01:16

    Learn something everyday Toni. Chow-chow ,who knew?!


  7. msjadeli
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:04:49

    Such a pretty picture and I see an orb in the middle at the top.


  8. rothpoetry
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:12:18

    Nice take on the prompt! I love the quote also… perhaps a word of wisdom for all of us as we move toward Fall and Winter!


  9. Beverly Crawford
    Oct 24, 2019 @ 20:14:10

    Minute but mighty!


  10. Christine Irving
    Oct 25, 2019 @ 14:49:14

    Love the metaphor of chow-chow for fall’s colored leaves. It’s so great when someone comes up with something so unexpected and original. Your lovely single line will linger a long time. You did the epigraph proud!


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