Falling

My love for you is not the pinkish softness
      of a kitten’s paw,
it’s not the brightness of a summer solstice,
not the nausea of honeysuckled sweetness in June
but the burning throbs of ambiguity
      in autumn sunrise.
My love for you is morning haze
      of late September,
it’s the waltzing fumes on water
and the teasing sun who kisses
      blush on aging foliage.
I love you with my fingers buried
      with the earthworms deep in compost.
with butter melting on my new potatoes,
I love you more than honks from geese
      that’s leaving for the south.
I love you falling further — darker.

Autumn by Konstantin Korovin

Today I host at dVerse MTB, and I want us all to write with metaphors as strong as you possibly can.
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September 26, 2019

29 responses to “Falling

  1. I would love to receive such a gorgeous love poem, Björn – your wife is a very lucky woman! Such stunning metaphors to choose a favourite from, so I’ve chosen two:
    ‘not the nausea of honeysuckled sweetness in June
    but the burning throbs of ambiguity
    in autumn sunrise’;
    and
    ‘I love you with my fingers buried
    with the earthworms deep in compost.
    with butter melting on my new potatoes’.

  2. Really wonderful poem Bjorn. Reminds me a little of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130. I love earthworm deep and butter melting on new potato. Very vivid images that create almost a physical connection.

  3. You had me at /it’s the waltzing fumes on water/, with clever, wonderful metaphors, and an intriguing duality of love poem to lover or to autumn, or both. I chose Love as my focus tonight as well. I wonder how many more did?

  4. Ai wonder if you are able to remember all those English words and phrases, Bjørn, and aI admire your work. Please recall “sivil ulydighet”. That is a Norwegian phrase, you know. Showing counts. Ai love you too, and aI get to think; wandering is not so bad. One might be constituted by. The mountains …

  5. Wow, that was probably my favorite poem of yours and of the ones I have read while replying. Unique, earthly beautiful and brings to mind the full spectrum of a long loving life.

    (Sorry, I’m a bit late in reviewing this challenge)

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