Day 15: NaPoWriMo 2021

Miz Quickly’s Day 15 By Halves and PA’s Speed-Up

The Halfway Point

mid-November leaves
hang gold and metal,
a breathless limp of

summer’s quaking colour.
it melts and moulds to
compost, tangle sticks

and twigs that weave
our thoughts toward

Black and White

there’s a glaring brightness
when you wake-up that
speeds you out of dreams.

it’s a bursting effect like
a broad white stripe down
the centre of a freshly
tarmacked road.

nothing should be
that black and white.
nothing truly is.

written for Miz Quickly’s Day 15 “Half” and PA’s “Speed Up”  ©Misky 2021 Shared with #apoemaday on Twitter

9 responses to “Day 15: NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. You encapsulate my favourite season so beautifully in your first poem. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much!

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      1. You’re very welcome.

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  2. You nailed both prompts beautifully, M, and – somehow (don’t aske me how) – merged the brilliant but fading colors with the stark Black and White perfectly. Have a great day!

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    1. Oh! So I did! 😂 complete dumb luck on my part.


  3. They are brilliant poems. Autumn is such a beautiful season.

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    1. Thanks so much, Vinny.


  4. Beautiful writing, Misk. You captured Fall perfectly.

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