Poem – Autumn: A Farewell

Greetings! Well what do you know, it’s the weekend again… Funny how that works. ๐Ÿ˜€ Autumn is well and truly upon us, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As an Englishwoman, I’m not exactly accustomed to celebrating this American holiday, but I must say I’m rather looking forward to it! Not only do I get to hang out with family and celebrate God’s good gifts, but I also get to spend a good solid 5 days away from school. Such a treat! ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

Today’s poem is in the spirit of all things Autumn. Being surrounded by my first PNW Autumn has been very good for my soul – and evidently my poetry as well. ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

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The sky is bright with Autumn blue

and stubborn goldenrod swaying

beside the well-worn path โ€“

the marks of many left in their haste to claim

the last treasures of the fading earth.

 

With eager hand they pluck the fruits

of Summer ripened and aged,

as leaves crimson in fierce defiance

joining forces with the leagues of birds

that fly in formation across a clouded sky.

 

There is a certain beauty in this โ€“

the dying display of an earth grown old and weary.

Vast fields of golden wheat wave wistfully

as if they knew their days were numbered

and swiftly slipping by.

 

Bid farewell to light and life, dear earth,

prepare yourself for darkened days and dim mornings

shot through with the scarlet of a thousand trees

and the faded blue of an Autumn sky –

this sharp and sudden beauty will soon be gone.

~

Thoughts? Does the spirit of Autumn inspire you too? Let me know in the comments! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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