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Autumn's Breath

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Autumn's Breath


The first breath of autumn -  so softly creeps
Kissing the face of summer -  as she sleeps
Stirring within - such passion and desire
Setting every bough and green leaf -  on fire

Ablaze of flames -  in shades -  of red and gold
Burning the meadows - and the valleys below
Autumn’s breath  -  a perfume of sweet decay
Hangs over the earth -  in a crimson haze

Memories rekindled -  in all the leaves
In their final hour  - still cling to the trees
Until Autumn expels  - her final  breath
And falls -  in a kaleidoscope  - to her death

Where her ashes will sleep beneath the snow
giving warmth to the seeds - buried below

                             ~~~

Author:  Elaine George

Written: August 23, 2013

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Congratulations! Elaine--Beautiful Breath of Air :-) I love Autumn.... hugs *LINDA

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 5:48:00 AM
    Elaine a breath taking poem worthy winner congrats Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Elaine, congrats with your beautiful theme ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 5:52:00 PM
    lovely write...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 11:46:00 AM
    You do have a knack of taking one's breath away.......whatever the season. :) !!

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Pretty, pretty, pretty..congrats on a fine win. good to see you posting again. BG

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 5:47:00 PM
    This is beautiful Elaine....congratulations

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Uniquely creative winning work..Congrats on your place in the winners' list..Sara

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 12:12:00 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, Elaine. - Congratulations on your winning poem - Wishing you a beautiful autumn. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:19:00 PM
    'A perfume of sweet decay'...Perfect, my friend and you are going directly to my fav poet list - Tim

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 11:50:00 AM
    - A beautiful autumn poem, you get me almost to yearn for autumn - I do not like to say goodbye to summer. -Good luck in the contest, hope this is the winning poem! - Wishing you a beautiful weekend, Elaine! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 11:27:00 AM
    what a wonderful poem..flows with beautiful phrases. BG

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:47:00 AM
    a very beautiful poem, Lainie. Very Beautiful... so good to see you here. hugs, Catie :)