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Autumn's Pause

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Autumn's Pause

Autumn comes in all its magnificent glory
yet it's just a pause away from winter
soon all too soon the world will fall asleep
everything seemingly dead and withered

Autumn's pause is a time to recoup and rebuild
enjoying the balmy windy days of flying leaves
the days getting so short as we reap natures bounties
cold chill in the air, breath visible streams out

Now all the hibernating animals and insects disappear
to sleep through the long dark dismal days of winter
all around us now, a blanket of fine powder snow and ice
drifts of eight and more feet deep, cover all from sight

The time of mulled wine sipped in front of roaring fire
to hang the tinsel and deck the tree with baubles
smell of spices from Christmas pudding gently steaming
ah, those heavenly scents of gingerbread and eggnog

Now is the time to regroup and make future plans
soon it will be the time of rebirth and new starts
dormant lies the spring bulbs soon to break open
and once again flood the world in glorious colour 

So once more the cycles restart, each one a beauty
slumber now while you can and wake up full of joy
to greet spring with light heart and new strength
enjoy always what you have and what is yet to come

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 12:43:00 AM

    Very nice description of the season upon us!!! It's for the contest, Shadow? there is a typo on Powder in 3rd stanza.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/14/2013 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea Ty so much for pointing out typo and nice review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:35:00 AM

    VERY DELIGHTFUL PIECE LINDA BEAUTIFUL

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 9/14/2013 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hey buddy ty for nice review Shadow x smile