When Apples Fall

 

The season’s change is evident,
When apples fall upon the ground.
You wonder where the summer went,
As hunting season comes around.

Wild creatures seek the sustenance,
When apples fall upon the ground.
Instinctive drives become intense,
As hunting season comes around.

The need to store up winter fat,
When apples fall upon the ground,
Drives deer to any habitat
As hunting season comes around.

A buck decides to take a chance,
As hunting season comes around,
To taste the fruit of circumstance,
When apples fall upon the ground.

 

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Chapter 321 of the book Little Poems
A Double Refrain Kyrielle
“When Apples Fall” by Treischel

The season’s change is evident,
When apples fall upon the ground.
You wonder where the summer went,
As hunting season comes around.

Wild creatures seek the sustenance,
When apples fall upon the ground.
Instinctive drives become intense,
As hunting season comes around.

The need to store up winter fat,
When apples fall upon the ground,
Drives deer to any habitat
As hunting season comes around.

A buck decides to take a chance,
As hunting season comes around,
To taste the fruit of circumstance,
When apples fall upon the ground.

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Author Notes
This deer is actually eating apples in the yard across the street from my home. I though that this buck has a very nice rack of horns. He obviously is storing up fat for the harsh Minnesota winter to come. This is a suburban area of St. Paul, so hunting is not an issue here for this fellow, but being late September, it is hunting season, so he is very fortunate. I see deer here eating apples every year in the fall. Often several of them.

This poem is a Double Refrain Kyrielle.
A Kyrielle Poem carries a repeated line through each stanza, usually the last line of each. The Double Refrain Kyrielle carries two, with the repeating line reversed in the last stanza. These repeated lines I have designated here as B1 and B2. It is written in iambic tetrameter, for as many stanzas as the author desires. The rhyme scheme is then:

a,B1,a,B2 — c,B1,c,B2 — d,B1,d,B2 — e,B2,e,B1.
The difficulty here is to make the double repeat transitions well enough so as not to become overbearing.

This photograph was taken by the author himself on September 20, 2015.

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