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On this October Day

Connie Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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On this October Day

I sit in my garden gazing at the trees.
Leaves of gold, red, amber and orange fills the sky.
Some spinning downward, falling multidirectional.
A warm glow carpets the still green grass of fall.

The tree trunks look so much darker
Against the intense vibrant colored leaves. 
The backlight of sun rays illuminates them,
Giving them an almost translucency.
It reminds me of stained glass against sky blue.
It seems like an energy is infused within these leaves,
Setting them afire on this October day.
A wondrous contentment it brings me.
Nature is certainly at her healing best today.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2013 12:25:00 AM
    love this - the last line is perfect. Congrats on your wins : )

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 8/2/2013 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks jack for your kind comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Wonderfully descriptive--full of color--but I'm glad it's not October now!! LOL Congrats again Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 8/2/2013 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Craig thank you for the visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Big congrats, Connie! I remember this one from before. Autumn is my favourite season and you have done it total justice here. "Stained glass against sky blue" - Sigh. Wonderful!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/25/2013 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heather thanks for your wonderful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Very beautiful poem Connie...congratulations..Donna.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/24/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna for the congrats. Much appreciated my friend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 3:39:00 AM
    Connie, beautifully written poem. Congrats on your win. Rick

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/24/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rick thanks for your congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Connie, :-) Congratulations ~ Thanks for supporting my "descriptive poem" contest. Always yours truly* Linda

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/24/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your contest inspires our muse to create. Thanks for having them. When I recover from my second surgery on Tuesday, I hope to have a contest of my own. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 12:08:00 PM
    nice write you have here. these words paint the picture well of the signs of autumn - JH

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 3/24/2013 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you JH for your delightful comment. I used to be a painter, canvas painting I did do. This is what I would have painted if I had taken out a brush instead of a quill. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:48:00 AM
    So many fine writes generated by nature! Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 12/9/2012 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie for you comment. Nature has music for those who listen- close your eyes, open your heart and listen with your soul, then open you eyes. Some people do not really use their ears to hear and their eyes to see. Warm smiles always, Connie
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 1:10:00 AM
    So wonderfully descriptive! Your eyes see the world so vividly...like I once did when I was young and taking everything into my inquisitive existence. You take me back to those wonderful days...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/13/2012 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Light has the power to turn anything it touches-metal, glass, water, landscapes-into a masterpiece. The play of light and shadows are all around you Frank. Really observe your surroundings and you can capture moods from whimsical, magical to the dramatic. Age has nothing to do with observation and perception does. You can still have those wonderful days... I look forward to your next write. Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Very descriptive winning work..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Congrats on your win..Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/6/2012 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your comment Sara. I wanted to describe in words instead of with paints and brushes on a canvas to create this vibrant October day in a poem form for Poetry Soup and its members.
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "Up In The Autumn Air" contest Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 7:47:00 AM
    This is a beautiful verse.Congratulations on your win,Connie

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Connie xx

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 9:57:00 PM
    full of tranquility!! Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 7:49:00 PM
    Beautifully done, Connie. I would have rated it much higher. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 6:17:00 PM
    Such beautiful words to so aptly describe this beautiful season

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/3/2012 4:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne. This is my favorite season. It's much too short.
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 7:43:00 AM
    Crisp and intense Connie. Makes me want to jump into a big pile of red and gold. love, Kathy p.s. Welcome

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 11/3/2012 4:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Yes, bring your inner-child out and play away Kathryn. Warm hugs, Constance
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 9:16:00 PM
    Welcome to the soup. Thanks for sharing your tranquil thoughts of fall with us

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:11:00 PM
    As Heather said... you've captured Autumn perfectly! However, today here in Canada, the temperature reached 75 degrees. A last gasp I imagine! A nice write... welcome to the SOUP! Hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 1:20:00 PM
    You've captured Autumn perfectly here. I especially love the stained glass imagery. Very nice write! :)

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