Roadside Reds

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Roadside Reds

(A Minute Poem)

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On Autumn ride,

bound to collide,

Somewhere outside,

With roadside reds

In color spreads.

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Then you’ll spot a touch of yellow

Hues that mellow

Peaking behind

Branches entwined.

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Deciduous leaves offset pine,

Ever so fine,

Beautiful blend

To comprehend.

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Author Notes Driving about soaking in the Fall colors along any roadside. The Sumac provide brilliant red.
The use of the word peaking versus peeking was intentional.

This is a Minute poem.
The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same.

So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. 


A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines total. It has 60 syllables (thus the Minute). It is written in a strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows:

aabb, ccdd, eeff. 


This photograph was taken by the author in September 2011.

 

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