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Autumn Air

Refreshing that first breath of Autumn air,
As welcome as the first soft breeze of spring.
Goodbye to Summer and its skies so fair.

Adventure forth without coat if you dare,
As to their summer’s wear some folks would cling.
Refreshing that first breath of Autumn air.

A preview of the winter’s cold is there.  
Migrating birds arriving on the wing,
Goodbye to Summer and its skies so fair.

The last of harvests all wild ones will share.
Not too long now before the snowflake’s sting.
Refreshing that first breath of Autumn air.

Soon, soon, the big  retreat to winter lair,
After fattening in last big feasting fling.
Goodbye to Summer and its skies so fair.

Livestock will depend on farmer’s care,
With grasses gone, he must their fodder bring.
Refreshing that first breath of Autumn air.
Goodbye to Summer and its skies so fair.

By: Joyce Johnson

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 10:48:00 AM
    I like the form and the descriptions; it almost seems like fall again! Nice job on the livestock and fodder; most folks don't think of that these days. God bless, Isaiah

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Like the choice of form that you used to write this one..Very descriptive and expressive..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "Up In The Autumn Air" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 7:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win with a lovely verse,Joyce

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win you always give us a refreshing read xx

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Beautiful write in Villanelle form Joyce, one of the best entries for the contest. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 10:55:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 5:21:00 PM
    Enjoyed your work..It is a great Villanelle..Those are not so easy to write..You handled it well..I am glad that I stopped by this one this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 11:15:00 AM
    wonderful write how you change the seasons Joyce,from summer to autumn,enjoyed

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Beautiful villanelle Joyce...really liked it. Best of luck in the contest.