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!

Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

11 thoughts on “OCTOBER FOG!”

  1. 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!


  2. 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.


    1. 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!


  3. 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 🙂


  4. 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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