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Autumn Memories

Alluring Fall dew upon spider silk,
Unerringly takes me back to my youth.
To a time of those magical days,
Uncanny, how the heart follows suit,
Melting away the years with each beat.
Nostalgic images of playing in leaves,
Melds with the draw of freshly baked goods, while
Earthly scents, sweetly perfume the crisp breeze.
Mom and Grandma, the house they'd transform, with
Ornamental gourds in willow baskets,
Red maple leaves nestled in with pine cones, 
Intricately quilted, down filled blankets.
Every Autumn, I take that long stroll,
Steeped in memories formed deep in my soul.


Copyright © Paula Swanson

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Francine's "Autumn Acrostic" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 2:23:00 PM
    You have some very lovely memories, Paula. Congrats on your win with this beautifully nostalgic poem! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful winning poem Paula. Boy, Francine really had her work cut o6ut for her!

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:16:00 AM
    Paula, I will say it again. It's a shame I don't see your poetry more often. it's because I rarely go to the new poems by poet list. Anyway, this is fantastic and a clear winner for me. Love how you wove nostalgia into it and how you described baking goods and ornamental gourds, going beyond the usual autumn nature scenes. Congrats, sweet lady.

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:01:00 AM
    Wonderful memories you have stirred in this reader. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 12:46:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:29:00 PM
    Paula, , a wonderful congratulations with your wonderful win in Francine Roberts " Autumn Acrostic " love the breeze and image ~ always* PD

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:53:00 PM
    many Congrats Paula on your 5th place win in the contest