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Spirit of the wind

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Spirit of the wind

Echo I hear its calling in the air
A field of golden rod fluttering in the autumn breeze 
A worn straw-hat on a weathered deck chair 
An old man’s garden and a harvest that appeased 
Oh hello to today filled with change goodbye to summer 
Your ruined green pastures have been pickled to a bronze
Such a pretty demise for something so free 
Changing trails with sunken stones 
Who knows how many tomorrow are left to see 
Where tan colored faces will fade its tones 
A color of patchwork of orange peel and crimson foliage shower us with its surrender 
A memory of messy faces with ice-cream cones 
So for now we weep the joyous painted colors you muster
A joy to the mind’s eye 
A stream of cranberry red bushes a wonder luster 
And he smiles waiting with his basket of pride and his summer-like complexion
His eyes filled with hope and dinner time anticipation 
A dying leave passes his face right in his walking direction 
No worries just a joy he has for his outdoor affections 



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  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:34:00 PM
    I enjoy your poem and particular the verse "An old man’s garden and a harvest that appeased" your word choice is superb.

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 12:54:00 PM
    The change of seasons ws expressed so well here.

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 8:31:00 AM
    The colored tones & symbolisms were beautifully rendered here. Wonderful capture of the seasons!

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 6:57:00 PM
    This is such a beauty of Autumn.....who could not look forward to the season changing after reading this one? Lovely !!

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 5:17:00 PM
    Lovely poem, I enjoyed. It takes me back to England when I was a kid wading thorough the Autumn leaves. great write...Peter

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:46:00 PM
    the title attracted me Laura the contents certainly don't disappoint (7) Ty Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Laura, a wonderful poem... thanks for sharing these lovely change EPIC... xox~ LINDA