There is something unique about autumn fog.


Such a haunting backdrop for the golden leaves that hang on the tree and cover the lawn. This led me to write a poem. Here it is!

F O G G Y  O C T O B E R  D A Y!

When I look out the window

I see grey patches

behind gold splotches

on our silver maple tree.

Black branches

drenched by rain

seem to yawn and stretch

on this foggy morn’.

Note: This poem was written for a Wednesday prompt at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.ca/2012/10/kenias-wednesday-challenge.html . The prompt called for borrowing some words from another poem & then to write a surreal poem. Due to weather conditions today, I took a different pathway. Foggy, it is in my town today & I was inspired by a favourite poet, Carl Sandburg, who wrote Fog. Ironically, the words”swirl fog” quoted by the prompter, also set me onto this pathway. Thanks!

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11 thoughts on “OCTOBER FOG!

  1. Hannah Gosselin October 24, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Stunning, Patricia… the perfect back drop for this brilliant yellow. Great gray swirling fog of poem, too!!! :) I haven’t written yet, I was going to look for lines to inspire first, I guess…. :)

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    • Patricia Anne McGoldrick October 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      It is amazing how luminous the tree is still! The fog gives it an interesting perspective for sure! thanks.:)
      Look forward to reading yours when it is up.

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  2. Daydreamertoo October 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    We had such a fog 2 days ago here, it was hard to see anything to drive. I love the colours of autumn but, don’t want winter to arrive.
    This was a lovely read :)

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  3. Patricia Anne McGoldrick October 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Fog can be scary for driving. I don’t mind if winter is slow to arrive!
    Thanks for the read!

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  5. Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly) October 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Beautiful poem of a foggy fall morning. Love how your trees yawn and stretch.

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    • Patricia Anne McGoldrick October 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      Thanks Susie!Another foggy day, today, has turned into a beautiful summer/autumn day. Hope you are having a good one!

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  6. Rick Daddario October 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    aloha Patricia Anne – fog. is indeed surreal – or maybe it is objects in the fog that become surreal. i like the gray and gold contrast. the image makes me want to walk out into that fog. cool. aloha.

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    • Patricia Anne McGoldrick October 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

      Aloha, right back to you Rick!
      In the fog, our tree just seemed to stand out so well. Now after a couple of windy days, it is practically leafless but the structure is still a great presence in the backyard.
      Have a great weekend!

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  7. Kay Davies October 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I thought of Carl Sandburg as I read this, of course; then I wondered if Carl Sandburg was thinking of you, and that thought, inspired by your poem, was so surreal it made me shiver. Well done!

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    • Patricia Anne McGoldrick October 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      Well Kay, I have to say
      Your sweet comment
      Made my day!

      Have a great weekend!

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