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A Fall Walk

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A Fall Walk

As I walk among drifted leaves ,
watching as a few more fly. 
One by chance clings to my sleeve, 
I am reminded of years gone by. 

Where I am deep within a leaf pile, 
that grandpa was raking up. 
I recall that smell so sweet and mild,
as with each rake stroke I was enveloped .

I continue further on my way, 
spying rabbits nibbling flowers. 
I hear coyotes sing their unique talk, 
so alluring, I could listen for hours. 

But a twilight sky comes creeping fast, 
as it always does this time of year. 
I watch the evenings colors cast, 
upon backdrops both far and near.

I breathe in the fading light, 
tasting wood smoke scented dusk. 
Through the landscape a wispy flight, 
trailing along a fragrant musk. 

An aromatic memory comes to mind, 
of bonfires on the beach sands. 
Mesmerized by the dyeing sun on the tide 
and the vivid hues as they'd expand. 

I stand now in my front yard, 
to watch stars one by one wink on. 
Each on like a diamond shard, 
that on a velvet cloak is sewn upon. 

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your very well deserved win in Russell's "Autumn Splendor" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:06:00 AM
    PAULA Congrats with your win ~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:57:00 AM
    You ignited the senses with this visual poem, Paula, in which also scents are described. Great rhyming and descriptive poem. A well deserved win. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:44:00 PM
    Paula.. congratulations with your awesome imagery in Russell Sivey's " Autumn Splendor " beautiful contest. Always nice to support all contest when possible~ Good night :-* PD

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 2:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on a great poem and win Paula. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/27/2010 6:48:00 PM
    Fantastic imagery, Paula!! This is a beauty!! Enjoyed it....Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 5/27/2010 8:25:00 AM
    This one takes my breath away.............oh wow...a real beauty, and into my favs!! Loved it!!!!

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 10:13:00 PM
    beautifuly written