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Autumn Reverie

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Autumn Reverie

Shifting haze, so slowly trailing
Through wood and field, now veiling
Melancholy skies, holding back the tears
With wild geese flying to meet other years.
Flames of crimson torches come flinging
Leaves on knarled branch swinging; 
Desolate winds rush leaping
Taking flowers to their final sleeping.
In the groaning of the atmosphere
Unfolding sorrows weep with the fading year;
Fields of cluttered stubble are tangled
With rampant weeds, dew drop spangled.
Flocks of birds leave like flying missiles
Over fields of corn and drying thistles;
Then my dream of autumn fades, paling
Through a grandeur all prevailing
When sunset fires light sky and sea
And sink in the breath of serenity.



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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 4:25:00 AM

    I have placed a new Poem for PD's contest “PINK PINK PINK” and hope you would read it soon. Love and best wishes...Ravindra...Elizabeth Wesley

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 4:23:00 AM

    Reading your Poem Elizabeth is always a joy not only in reading your wonderful lines, but also to become a part in that joyous painting. I wonder how you hold so much of wealth and spread, its colors in your sweet and melodious writes. Matchless beauty is overflowing in almost every line of this beauty. "Melancholy skies, holding back the tears, With wild geese flying to meet other years." It is going to be another fav. of mine my friend. Conti. on next.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 12:36:00 PM

    Here's a fine poem I missed. Got it just in time for autumn color. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 2:27:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in Gail's "Autumn" contest Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 7:52:00 AM

    congrats on a great poem and a great win Elizabeth

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:14:00 PM

    Hi Liz,, stopping by checking out a few winners of the week..,, Congratulations with your Autumn's Beauty double beauty. Enjoyed stopping by~ PD

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 8:20:00 PM

    Elizabeth, your poem takes my breath away! Congrats on your amazing win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 7:40:00 PM

    Beautiful and Nice work,Elizabeth..Smooth rhymes....Congrats on your well deserved win...Kudos to you,dear friend...

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 3:51:00 PM

    Autumn still is yet to come to spread it's reverie. And now with words so wonderful we'll now know what we'll see. Congrats on your placement Elizabeth. I see you pulled one from the archives. Nice!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 12:54:00 PM

    Congrats on this wonderful write. Autumn does slow things down and the bright thriving life of summer fades, leaving a peaceful serenity before the bitter cold of winter. Going to my favs. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 12:05:00 PM

    finally, a shimmering, beauitfully brooding entry that deserves a top win for me, lizzie... warm congrats with lotsa hugggs!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 1:45:00 AM

    congrats elizabeth on a marvelous write and win for the colorful entry created.. thankxx for all your sweet comments too.. am slowly recovering from a long list of health issues now luv..

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 9:13:00 PM

    wow, LIzzy, have I seen this one yet. It's really gorgeous. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 6:06:00 PM

    Congrad's on this winning write. Light & love

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:47:00 PM

    A grand reverie you have woven. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 5:14:00 PM

    Autumn again... marvelous couplet rhyming and brilliant phrasing. you have a true poet's sensibility. BRAVO, Elizabeth! Blessings, Keith P.S. You might enjoy my poem, 'Measures.'

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 7:09:00 PM

    Elizabeth, This is more than just a pretty poem, it is an artful masterpiece! You are truly a gifted poet. This is a favorite poem, and you are a favorite poet. Blessings, Connie Soupmail

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 11:30:00 PM

    Beautiful Liz. You paint a lovely picture. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 9:26:00 PM

    OHHH, another delightful rhyme, I love the nature rhyme and this one is sublime. So many great rhyming lines I can't say which I like the most; these are tops though:flinging-swinging, leaping-sleeping and possibly my favorite, missiles-thistles

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 8:52:00 AM

    Wow! Another masterpiece Elizabeth. Most beautifully written, awesome imagery and rhyme. You have so much potential. You are the best! Thank you for sharing!

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 8:52:00 AM

    A masterpiece indeed!

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 12:35:00 PM

    A beautiful piece with great description. Loved it. A pleasure to read. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 7:02:00 AM

    melancholy skies, holding back the tears... I love this line the most. Always pleasure to read your poem and your comments, Elizabeth. Merry Christmas and happy holiday :)

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 9:28:00 PM

    Great write on Autumn, madame. Isn't it bit too late for Autumn by the way... P.S. Hugs from you are always welcome my dear, and really needed too :)

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 7:52:00 PM

    sensational visual of autumn through its magesty,,thanks for commenting,,hope your day ended with a blessing,,,and please dont let this world and its negativity get you down,,this world is temporary,,for our true life is eternal not flesh....

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 6:55:00 PM

    Yess shifting hazes...? red flames,, missile birds and sleeping flowers Lizzie,, hmm.. 0 0.. now where was i..? WHACK..! oucH..! oh i just caught one,, from a gnarled branch..! oh.! (i must say) i think you discriptions are going a bit far....! its getting so a feller is "literary" taking a hiding just getting about..ha ha enjoyed..!

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 6:33:00 PM

    This poem reminds me of the song from "The Fanatistics" -"Try to Remember". This poem has the same beautiful there. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 4:27:00 PM

    Very descriptive of the fall season..It is a great time of the year to give us some pleasant weather and beautiful color before the cold of winter..Thanks for stopping by my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 4:03:00 PM

    my sort of verse as on it goes, rhymes real well, and on it flows, sidestep away from your woes, expect a better new year, babe...

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 11:23:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your work as always happy new year Elizabeth . Declan

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