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Autumn Day

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Below is the poem entitled Autumn Day which was written by poet Janette Fisher. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Autumn Day

Darkened skies 
That cloaks the night, slowly fade away
And the melodic songs of birds, are heard
Heralding a bright new day
 
As the earth begins to feel the warmth
Of a sultry, soft sun’s heat
Morning mists envelop the ground
Like a pure white silken sheet
 
From beneath the shroud, rustling is heard
As small creatures leave their lairs
Scurrying around, on their hunt for food
That will be their winter fayre

Berries, nuts and soft ripe fruit
Abundant on bushes and trees
Will be harvested and stored away
To sustain through winter’s freeze

Dawn’s crisp frost begins to melt
And a tapestry of colour is seen
Of lustrous reds, orange, yellows and gold
As nature changes from summer’s green

There’s a nip in the air,
A chill in the breeze, rustling through the trees
Creating a kaleidoscope snowstorm
Of gently falling leaves

Treading majestically through the leaves
Is a magnificent, male, red deer
His melancholy, soulful, mating call
Tells that rutting time is here

It echoes to the river, where a hint of a splash 
Forms rings, as the salmon rise
And from their homes in the bank, sand martins dart 
To feast on insects and flies

While across in the meadow, profuse with blooms
Rabbits and field mice run free
As butterflies dance from flower to flower
To the drone of bumble bees

And in a patchwork landscape of fertile fields
Both sheep and cattle laze
Sleepy, from having eaten their fill
Of the lush, fecund, grass they graze

As I take a stroll through these idyllic scenes
It leaves me breathless, with no words to say
On how anything can ever, be compared
To the beauty of an autumn day.

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  1. Date: 3/26/2011 10:14:00 PM
    A walk in nature, and congrats for your poems going thru round one. Way to go!

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 1:55:00 AM
    Awesome! Congrats!

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 8:14:00 AM
    so wonderfully expressed Janette. Full of great imagery of an Autumn day. Congrats on your feature...Lay

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 4:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Janette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 4:44:00 PM
    Congrats Janette on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a wonderful one to share with us all with luv..

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 10:10:00 AM
    Great imagery in your poem. Thank you for the nice comments on my featured poen, The Hem. Sheila

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 7:24:00 PM
    What wonderful imagery, Janette! That red deer would take my breath away. So many beautiful sights and sounds of fall incorporated into this lovely poem. Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 5:16:00 PM
    I think you captured nearly every aspect of nature on a fine autumn day, Janette. Wonderful. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 3:58:00 PM
    What a splendid poem, Janette! Enjoyed the read of each stanza! And thank you for your congrats. Have a nice week! All the best!...Gert

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 6:42:00 PM
    What a nice write on the autumn we are going to say goodbye shortly, Jenette

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 12:02:00 PM
    A truly wonderful write...for autumn!! The best season ever....Peace, love, Audrey.

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 12:01:00 PM
    Very descriptive and expressive write that you have penned...I am glad that I chose this one to read today..You have some orginal ideas that describes autumn that made me feel as if I was there..Sara

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 11:24:00 AM
    Hey Rock chic you rock !!!! This is lovelly really enjoyed you have another glass of wine for that one x sarah your partner in rock ha ha x

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 10:46:00 AM
    Beautifully written verse! I enjoyed the read. I think Autumn is my favorite time of the year with all the colors and sounds. Caryl

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 10:20:00 AM
    Janette, you have captured Autumn so splendidly in this rhyme. It's great to see you back posting on the Soup > Have a lovely weekend Rock Chic >> James :)