The Sharp Tang of Ginger

Photo by Evgeni Evgeniev on Unsplash

No snowflakes drifting into a blanket of cashmere
Or the bitter cold of winter settling into bones
No fierce winds howling in angry March skies
Or bright blooming daffodils announcing spring
No butterflies of summer taking their first flight
Or golden fireflies twinkling on a rainy night 

When autumn arrives as November ambles in 
Adorned with an indigo harvest moon 
A jeweled bauble in a fuzzy peach sky
Green trees now dressed in hues of an artist palette
Painted in shades of russet, gamboge, and scarlet
And chilly mornings announce its glorious presence

As the sharp tang of ginger and cinnamon drifts on air
Gifting us with time to reflect, to give thanks, and share

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics What Does November Mean to You?

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

26 Comments on “The Sharp Tang of Ginger

  1. Nice and easy in the desert. Reminds me of The Eagles’ song, “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” Thanks for that. I love this image:
    “Adorned with an indigo harvest moon
    A jeweled bauble in a fuzzy peach sky”

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  2. This is incredibly exquisite, Linda 😀 I agree, November is a time when we sit down and reflect, embrace all that there is and give thanks. Especially love; “A jeweled bauble in a fuzzy peach sky/Green trees now dressed in hues of an artist palette.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝💝

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  3. What a lovely image of that November night with the indigo harvest moon and the scents:
    the sharp tang of ginger and cinnamon drifts on air

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  4. A beautiful poem, Linda! My senses were awakened, especially by the ‘sharp tang of ginger and cinnamon’ – delicious!

    Like

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