The sun dreams palely down

09 Oct
Sun dreams palely down - poem & photo by V. Nesdoly

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This is Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada and I should probably be posting an overtly thankful poem. Let this be its substitute, for it sings the praises of some of the things for which I am most thankful: the ability to walk, beautiful places to walk, someone to walk with, fall colours, fall mists, the Creator who has designed the cycling of the seasons and this most gorgeous one.

Poetry Friday LogoThis poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Patricia Stohr-Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect.


Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Nature, Poetry Friday


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16 responses to “The sun dreams palely down

  1. mattforrest

    October 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm


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  2. Catherine Johnson

    October 10, 2014 at 2:45 am


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  3. Linda Baie

    October 10, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Love those ‘mist-dries’ Violet. I caught a picture when I was in Pennsylvania of a most misty morning, but we have them rarely in Colorado. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      October 10, 2014 at 7:02 am

      Thank you, Linda! We seem to get a lot of mist and fog in the autumn and winter months. Maybe it’s our coastal location. It’s pretty and “mist”erious.


  4. jama

    October 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Beautiful, Violet. Love the second stanza especially, with the “sheerest of gauze” and those “mist-eries.” Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Tabatha

    October 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Lovely, Violet. You really bring us into this moment. Your description of the poem and what you are thankful for is almost a poem itself! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    October 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    So beautiful, Violet. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  7. margaretsmn

    October 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Such imaginative word choice. Happy Thanksgiving.


  8. Bridget Magee

    October 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Gorgeous, Violet! “Wrapped in the sheerest of gauze” – amazing autumnal description. =)

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  9. cvarsalona

    October 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Violet, this poem speaks of such a different type of fall than I am used to so thank you for that wonderful image. I love the play on words at the end. I share your thanks this fall weekend by thanking you for such a visual offering. Would you consider placing this poem and image in the Finding Fall Gallery that I will showcase near the close of this season?

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      October 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks so much, Carol. I will add my poem to your Fall Gallery. Thanks for the invite!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. maryleehahn

    October 12, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Love that ending!
    Happy Fall and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Joyce Ray

    October 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I love the image of the sum dreaming “palely down.” The light is really like that now. The poem is lovely, and does offer thanks for blessings all around us. Happy Thanksgiving, Violet. Heal well!

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  12. haitiruth

    October 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm



  13. Laura Shovan

    October 14, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Nice wordplay in the last line, Violet! This poem feels like it might have happened after the pre-sunrise lunar eclipse last week.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      October 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

      If only it were such an exotic time, Laura! I missed that eclipse, and fog was to blame.



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