Saturday, October 12, 2013

First Date


love at first sight
sight of crimson trees
trees reflected in the lake
lake full of golden leaves

the kiss of autumn
autumn crisp and tender
tender hearts ready
ready to surrender

a walk in the woods
woods with twists and turns
turns from green to amber
amber and love that burns


This afternoon, I went for a lovely nature walk by a lake in the countryside of New York on a beautiful, sunny Autumn day. I love seeing how the colors keep changing from green to gold, crimson, and amber at this time of year. The reflections on the lake are so pretty and inspiring. It was such a refreshing and joyful walk. What a magical season!


My poem is posted for the Sunday Mini-Challenge at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, where Grace invites us to write in the style of Loop Poetry. The last word of the first line is the first word of the next line and so on, with a rhyme scheme of abcb. I had so much fun composing this poem inspired by my walk by the lake. I especially enjoyed running into the two cute puppies in the woods. Love at first sight, don't you think? Enjoy!
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  1. First up to bat
    at your mat haha
    Two doggies sniffing away
    With nature on display
    Quite the showing
    Nature is sure flowing

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    1. Puppy love in the air
      Autumn has a certain flair
      And you're first at my show
      With comments that glow :)

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  2. Love at first sight, how sweet to surrender in the season of autumn ~

    Enjoyed the loop verses & as always, your pictures are stunning in color ~

    Thanks for participating in Sunday's Challenge & wishing you Happy Weekend ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. A lovely form ... enjoyed looping autumn & love verses :)

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  3. Lovely and serene Loredana! I particularly like your closing line - "amber and love that burns". I use to take part in Skywatch Friday, quite a while ago.

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    1. Thank you for noticing, Gabriella ... amber and love that burns ... my favorite line, too :)

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  4. Good snaps and a lovely looping.:) felt as if i had a walk through woods...happy weekend :)

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    1. Thank you for coming along on the walk, Shruthy :)

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  5. The photos are stunning, such a fantastic season, love it. And so beautiful as always your poem ! Wish you a nice sunday.

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  6. The picture with the dogs is so cute ! The title is obviously very well chosen on that matter... ^^

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    1. Thank you, Tsuki. Yes, the puppies must be on a first date. Smiles :)

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  7. Beautiful images and poem! I love the first shot! Have a happy Sunday!

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  8. What a beautiful poem and what absolutely gorgeous picture. Wow. Have a lovely Sunday Loredana :)

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    1. Thank you, Keith! I love dogs, so I just couldn't resist taking the picture :)

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  9. Love where you took us in this poem . . . love and seasons. Looks like a gorgeous place for a walk. I went for one the other day too and was loving the autumnal reflections in a lake.

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn. I'm fascinated by reflections, so intriguing :)

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  10. lovely walk through the woods...more than any other season, fall is the one i love to be out in...enjoying together....beautiful place, beautiful poem

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    1. Thank you, Brian. Yes, Fall has the perfect weather and colorful atmosphere for walking :)

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  11. You really rocked this prompt, really created a wonderful word picture of autumn....its color & its crispness. I did love your photos, especially the puppy picture. What fun to have come upon such joy along the path of your autumn walk!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Yes, running into the puppies made my day! :)

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  12. Beautiful nature walk and photography ~ lovely reflection shot ~ carol ^_^

    Thanks for visiting ~

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  13. great photography.. the words brought the pictures to life...

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  14. Lovely photographs... and well-written verses, defining the splendid season. :-)
    -HA

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  15. beautiful pics - it is easy to fall in love with... fall ;) - love "love that burns"

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  16. A beautiful portrait of autumn. I liked the dog picture. (Don't tell my cat.)

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    1. Haha ... cats can get jealous sometimes. Smiles :) Thanks for your visit and cute comment :)

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  17. P.S. - yes, DO send me photos...I could use yours next week. Earlier sent the better, as I can prepare the PU post a while ahead. Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! So glad I could participate ... looking forward to seeing my photos on Poets United :)

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  18. What beautiful photographs, Loredana, and as always, I love your poetry!

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  19. Wonderful.. just magic what one can do with simplicity of words.

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    1. Thank you, Bjorn. Yes, I kept this simple but vivid with imagery :)

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  20. How lovely, the photos with the glorious colors, and the poem with all the wonderful looping images. A feast.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Autumn is glorious indeed :)

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  21. Exquisite poem and photos.... I love this season!!!

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  22. Great to have an inspiration for your poem...I love the photo of the two dogs, and the autumn colors are gorgeous.
    K

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  23. Autumn is truly a magical time of year. Your photos and poem are so perfectly matched.

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  24. Beautiful. There is nothing finer than a sunny October day...and you captured that perfectly. Gorgeous photos!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Yes, Autumn sunlight really shines bright :)

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  25. Autumn is such a burst of colour and happiness! In India we don't actually have the season per se, so it's wonderful to experience the season through your lens.

    Loved the poem, romantic and warm.

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    1. So glad you could experience Autumn through my photos. Thank you, Aditi :)

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  26. Cara Loredana,gardando queste foto sembra che andiamo a spasso negli stessi luoghi!
    Le tue parole come sempre accompagnano lo sguardo,verso sensazioni piacevoli da condividere.Buona settimana,abbraccio,Rita.

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    1. Cara Rita, siamo fortunate che abbiamo l'autunno nella nostra parte del mondo. Non tutti vedono colori cosi' vibranti! Un abbraccio :)

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  27. P.S. Thank you for your kind comment. I think I am going to write a poem for a post very soon :)

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    1. Yay, go for it, Keith! I can see you writing romantic poetry. Smiles :)

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  28. Puppy love! How cute :) I definitely love seeing the trees change color this time of year. It's so magical and the perfect inspiration for a poem!

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    1. Aren't they cute?! So glad I was in the right place at the right time. Thanks, Tammy :)

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  29. I agree with you...what a magical season...Beautiful photos...

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  30. I like the Loop Poetry and the images from your walk.

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  31. You have captured the magic, Loredana! Lovely! xo

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  32. Oh my goodness- just found your blog- such beautiful photos and poetry... Thank you for sharing......
    Rain :)

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    1. Thank you, Rain, and welcome to my blog :)

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  33. Fall does twist and turn... Wonderful photos!

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  34. Amazing beauty in these photos , the first one is just adorable. E la tua poesia è sempre bella e mai banale , complimenti !

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    1. Grazie, cara Jane ... mi fa piacere che ti piacciono le mie poesie e foto. Un abbraccio :)

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    1. Thank you, Jay, and welcome to my blog :)

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  36. Queste foto rilassano e mettono serenità in circolo. Brava Loredana sempre scatti bellissimi. Grazie delle visite sei sempre molto gentile
    Un abbraccio
    Maurizio

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    1. Grazie, Maurizio! La natura fa rilassare. Un abbraccio :)

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  37. J'aime la photo 3

    Petites feuilles
    Dérivant
    Sur la rivière de la vie
    Entre le ciel et son reflet
    Entre le virtuel et le réel

    Amicalement Pascal

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    1. Merci, Pascal. J'aime les reflets colores dans le lac. Amicalement, Loredana :)

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