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My Autumn

Autumn winds blow the intensity of summer from my brain
And cool me – dropping apples from trees abundance 
Feed my soul in readiness for winter’s cold
Golden red leaves drying feed the earth 
Seeds find new homes for Spring.

Autumn’s light is different – it’s gentler
The silhouettes of trees disrobe and
 Find their form again
Swallows have gone to warmer climes
I miss them.  Colour softly fades to shadow
A sort of restful comfort filters me.

Autumn smells are different too
More earthy – back to nature – soft
Drying greens turn brown, then brittle 
And soak into the soil – nature’s cycle nearly complete
Birdsong less excited now – the adrenalin of Spring quieted
Small creatures prepare for hibernation –
 A calming peace settles. 

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  1. Date: 12/8/2010 12:28:00 PM
    A lovely one about a wonderful period of the season, i am a freak of nature and the weather. I ever always enjoy longing to experience such poem. We here don't witness the four seasons except dry and wet seasons. Kudos!

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 10:10:00 AM
    Hi. Once again you paint a picture with your words. Eamon

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 3:57:00 PM
    Liz, you summarize so eloquently all the reasons that autumn is my favorite season. Cooler air, changing colors in trees, earthy smells and the "calming peace" that settles in after a long summer. Beautiful poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 2:39:00 PM
    Hi Liz- I think you write incredible poetry.This is really beautiful.Soft,gentle and is so full of imagery.It touches the heart and has for me the effect of your last line.Thank you luv June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 11:30:00 AM
    Good luck in the contest with this very expressive write about the senses...Reads like a winner..Sara