Autumn Winter Wedding

Autumn Winter Wedding - photo shows a lake running into a stream with trees on both sides, in the midst of Autumn. In the background are snow-covered mountains.
Photo by Jonas Togo on

This cadralor was written in response to W3 Prompt #26: Wea’ve Written Weekly at The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to participate and/or read other responses. This one took some thought, and I’m not entirely sure I followed the specific parameters of a true cadralor, but I think I at least came close. Please let me know what you think!

I.  Harvest

I love the colors you show,
	Red and brown replace the green;
A lovely Harvest glow,
	Sets a beautiful scene.
II.  Leaves of Change

Waltzing up the aisle,
	Leaves swept up and swirled;
Fall stays a little while,
	Then enters Winter’s girl.
III.  Snowfall

A dress as white as snow,
	Drapes the trees and hills;
Feeling Autumn go,
	Replaced by Winter’s chill.
IV.  Young Again

I feel giddy as a child,
	Catching snowflakes on my tongue;
Sledding down for miles,
	We should ever be so young.
V.  Wedding

I love the colors you show,
	Waltzing up the aisle;
A dress as white as snow,
	I feel giddy as a child.

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

Image shows a black woman in a white wedding dress, walking among a forested path, the wind blowing her hair across her face.
Photo by Godisable Jacob on

Four stand-alone poems and then a fifth that ties them all together. As you can see, I used the first line of each of the four poems to create the fifth, which is completely different in theme, yet ties them all together.

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If you liked this poem, you may also like And So It Goes and Songs of the Forest.

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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