A path well-traveled

Towards a violet-hued horizon
in the ambiance of amber light
provident of sunset skies
and a rising harvest moon.
Crisp autumn air
feels like autumn sounds.

Underfoot, gravel crunching,
walking a road unpaved.
Each side is tree-lined,
a center divided by grass.
In past, a path well-traveled
once again, for the last time.

Approaching a sycamore tree
where their carved initials
are forever etched in memory.
For the briefest moment
he sees her standing there,
beneath autumn leaves
the color of her auburn hair.
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Written on August 18, 2022

Submitted by Locutus2999 on August 18, 2022

Modified on March 24, 2023

28 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 518
Words 95
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 7

Brian S. Clifton

When I am not writing software code, I relax by writing poetry to order my thoughts and work through feelings, which traditionally has sent me down the rabbit hole. more…

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Discuss the poem "A path well-traveled" with the community...

  • lovingempath
    I love the melancholy visuals of a retrospective season of life. I think this is beautiful.
    LikeReply 24 months ago
  • David_Zeoli
    Your words really painted the scene perfectly.
    LikeReply 24 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    In the autumn of our lives, when leaves begin to fall, we dream and we recall, the paths of life well-travelled; and we cherish all.

    Thank you for this beautiful own.
    LikeReply 31 year ago
  • molliemmoore0606
    I really enjoyed the alliteration that you used throughout. This piece was peaceful to read- made me feel nostalgic. Nicely done :)
    LikeReply 31 year ago


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