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Autumns Breath

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Autumns Breath

I wander down the forest trails
the farmer collecting the last bales
golden brown they shine in the sun
the whirr of wings as birds escape the guns

The various gleaming colours of leaves
as spiraling down they twist and turn
the fields bare, stripped of their crops
now lay farrow resting until next spring 

Some light snow at foot of trees sparkles
pristine and lovely against the Autumn browns
sullen yet glowing the grey skies attract me
as I stroll on down to the bubbling brook

Flashes of brilliance as the kingfisher passes
he hovers above a post then alights to fish
a silver shadow comes in sight, he watches
then in a blur he dives and catches a fish

Now all that's left behind are glistening  ripples
spreading out far and wide in perfect cylindrical rings
watching them fade away as the water stills
becoming once more a mirror reflecting the azure skies

A massive pile of logs with scarlet toadstools scattered
the croak of a spotted frog as he takes a dive
yellow hammer is drilling away in the canopy
where verdant greens mix with red cedar leaves

The wonders awaiting at each step quite take my breath
a sly red fox disappearing through the emerald grasses
a roar and a crash of antlers as the fallow deer stags fight
their white spots shining as they spar back and forth

All this and birds singing with the pure joy of living 
the rustles that abound all around me as I listen
the glorious golds, reds and browns surround me
as I stand in a clearing drinking all the beauty in

Written 08/12/2013

contest   Autumns Breath

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 8:43:00 AM
    Congratulations Shadow!!! Fresh & Beautiful... love the Autumn Air.... hugs *LINDA

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/14/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda Ty for reading and nice review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 3:24:00 PM
    The autumn imagery in this poem is rich and beautiful, making this a very enjoyable poem to read. Nicely done, Shadow! Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you for the nice comments. I really appreciate it!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/14/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Kelly and keep writing loved your poem and ty for kind review of my work Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 8:28:00 AM
    beautiful... congrats ~SKAT~

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Skat appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Linda,Congrats on your win. Morgan

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and TY Morgan Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your winning contest entry..Congrats on your placement in the winners' list..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara ty so much Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Breathtaking! Congratulations.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Richard and Ty so kind of you Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Wonderful ! congratulations !!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Yvette ty so much Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 6:13:00 PM
    Shadow....a beautiful win..congratulations

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Donna Ty much appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 12:21:00 PM
    - Autumn has come, it's a fact! - We get more time to sit inside and share beautiful poem! - Nice to join the contest with you, Shadow. - Congratulations on your winning poem - Wishing you a beautiful autumn. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/13/2013 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well done on win and ty Autumn the pause before winter Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 12:45:00 PM
    wow! what a vivid description

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/17/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Vandana I like writing about nature Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 5:57:00 AM
    beautiful write Shadow.....you capture the breath of autumn well...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/13/2013 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tnx Joseph it's a beautiful time of year so inspiring Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Can see and hear everything through your words Shadow,,,nicely done....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/12/2013 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Donna I love it when as you read it takes shape before your eyes glad you felt that Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 10:24:00 AM
    would love to watch and feel the views on widescreen , shadow... such visual appeal that enchants my senses...:) entranced..:huggs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/12/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Nette someone else who appreciates simple beauty ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:53:00 AM
    You really know how to set the tone of the environment. It feels almost Victorian style. I truly enjoy what you did here.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/12/2013 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Drake where have you been? i missed you. Victoerian hum I think you are right lol well spotted Shadow xox smiles
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 11:59:00 PM
    Nicely done. I like the pastoral scene depicted through these lines

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/12/2013 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi PJ ty for taking time to read my work most inspiring Shadow x smiles