“Autumn”

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June 2, 2014 by phicks2012

ctree2I’d like to say that I wrote this poem solely because I was moved by the beauty and vibrancy of Autumn, but once again I must admit that I sat down to write this (in July) with the intention of producing something for a fall issue of our SCA Newsletter. It was, however, helpful that I was looking, at the time, at a photograph of a forest of autumn leaves, and hoping for the blessing of cooler weather after a sultry summer, because it turned out fairly well despite it’s mundane inspiration.

I hope you enjoy it!

 

“Autumn”

When the laughter of summer has faded to whispers,
And the howlings of winter are yet only sighs,
Then the trees stand in beauty like fire-clad sisters,
And the world is aflame seen through memory’s eyes.

When the mornings are crisp with the promise of rainbows,
And the cool breezes blow ‘neath a sky all azure,
And the evenings are star-glazed in Autumn’s demesne,
Oh how dulcet the tones of the earth’s overture.

When the harvest is done, and the daylight hours dwindle,
And the warm scents of wood-smoke hang soft on the air,
There are lifetimes to dream of the fires we may kindle,
With the Autumn surrounding us, soft as a prayer.

[July 11th, 1993]

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