Spotlight Poetry – Autumn – A poem by Amy Lowell

The image depicts a painting titled Foliages in purple, blue, pink, mauve and violet by the artist Fabienne Monestier, . The work is a semi-abstract expressionist atmospheric painting that captures the romantic beauty of nature's autumnal foliage with its flowing natural forms. The soft colour palette used is made up of various purple, blue, indigo, pink, mauve, violet, blue violet hues. The foliage acts as purely decorative ornamentation across the whole composition. The spraying on of paints creates a blurring effect within the artwork. The backlighting infuses the work with a surreal dreamlike quality.
© Fabienne Monestier, Foliages in purple, blue, pink, mauve and violet,

Autumn by Amy Lowell

All day I have watched the purple vine leaves
Fall into the water.

And now in the moonlight they still fall,
But each leaf is fringed with silver.

Poem Attribution © Amy Lowell, Autumn

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/14531/autumn-56d208413503b

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Painting Attribution © Fabienne Monestier, Foliages in purple, blue, pink, mauve and violet, 2017

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Foliages-in-purple-blue-pink-mauve-and-violet-floral-abstract/20453/3705549/view

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Spotlight Poetry – Autumn – A poem by Amy Lowell 

The image depicts a painting titled Yellow Dahlias by the artist Carol Cavalaris. The work is a vibrant semi-floral still life painting. The work captures two open yellow dahlias
blooming with elegance
in the warmth of autumn's glowing sun The image supports the poem Autumn written by the poet Amy Lowell.
© Carol Cavalaris, Yellow Dahlias, 2013

Autumn by Amy Lowell 

They brought me a quilled, yellow dahlia,
Opulent, flaunting.

Round gold
Flung out of a pale green stalk.
Round, ripe gold
Of maturity,

Meticulously frilled and flaming,
A fire-ball of proclamation:
Fecundity decked in staring yellow
For all the world to see.

They brought a quilled, yellow dahlia,
To me who am barren
Shall I send it to you,
You who have taken with you

All I once possessed?

Poem Attribution © Amy Lowell, Autumn

Source Attribution https://poets.org/poem/autumn-2

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Painting Attribution © Carol Cavalaris, Yellow Dahlias, 2013

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Spotlight Poetry – Music – A poem by Amy Lowell

© Rajesh babu Ponnayyan, Krishna, (Date Unstated)

Music by Amy Lowell

The neighbour sits in his window and plays the flute.
From my bed I can hear him,

And the round notes flutter and tap about the room,
And hit against each other,
Blurring to unexpected chords.
It is very beautiful,

With the little flute-notes all about me,
In the darkness.
In the daytime,
The neighbour eats bread and onions with one hand

And copies music with the other.
He is fat and has a bald head,
So I do not look at him,
But run quickly past his window.

There is always the sky to look at,
Or the water in the well!
But when night comes and he plays his flute,
I think of him as a young man,

With gold seals hanging from his watch,
And a blue coat with silver buttons.
As I lie in my bed
The flute-notes push against my ears and lips,

And I go to sleep, dreaming.

Poem Attribution © Amy Lowell, Music

Source Attribution https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/music-189/

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Music Attribution © (Musician Unstated), Folk Dhun on Flute-Dhani raag based

Video Attribution Sunil Avachat

Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNc-dG5hlCA

Painting Attribution © Rajesh babu Ponnayyan, Krishna, (Date Unstated)

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Spotlight Poetry – Lilacs [Extract] – A poem by Amy Lowell

© Liudvikas Daugirdas, The Lilac Tree, 2020

Lilacs by Amy Lowell

Lilacs,
False blue,
White,

Purple,
Colour of lilac,
Your great puffs of flowers
Are everywhere in this my New England.
Among your heart-shaped leaves
Orange orioles hop like music-box birds and sing
Their little weak soft songs;
In the crooks of your branches
The bright eyes of song sparrows sitting on spotted eggs
Peer restlessly through the light and shadow
Of all Springs.

Poem Attribution © Amy Lowell, Lilacs [Extract]

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42992/lilacs-56d221a873ff1

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Painting Attribution © Liudvikas Daugirdas, The Lilac Tree, 2020

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