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Autumn Fire

One can hardly take a breath at all
For brilliance splashed against the wall
has reasoned with a summer's soul
and paints the season with a vibrant gold

The brittle breeze as evening falls 
is mixed with smoke from burning piles
of leaves we raked one afternoon
stacked high with colors bold and wild

Smoke whirls up high above the house
Each silent garden laid to rest,
As the close of day leaves nothing said
with crimson skies, and colors red

We can hear the music of the trees,
with rustling sounds, stained red and tan
While wind seeks out the apple tree,
And scents the air with celestial zest

The mighty oak drops acorns, freed,
Brown squirrels have scurried to their nest
They've stored a harvest from the earth,
We'll watch as geese form silhouettes

And when the trees are barren branched,
A world takes rest, to start anew
While autumn prances through the hills,
With stain ablaze in amber hues

The heart is filled with peace of mind, 
As embers warm our home tonight
While weary gather near the flame,
This year at end, we bid adieu

One can hardly take a breath at all
For brilliance splashed against the wall
Has reasoned with a summer's soul
To paint the season edged in gold ......

Contest: Autumn Fire
Sponsor: Mystic Rose

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 10/28/2016 9:01:00 AM

    Well, yours is certainly a much better take on the beauty of autumn, as well as the sentiments and emotions that accompany summer's end
  1. Date: 10/28/2016 5:33:00 AM

    Beautiful, warm imagery and a lovely flow of words creating a wonderful imagery of Autumn, Carrie. T.J
  1. Date: 10/28/2016 3:02:00 AM

    Warm sentiments and impressive imagery really stand out in this poem. Splash of an ending Carrie. Now that's Autumn! 7+
  1. Date: 10/28/2016 1:59:00 AM

    Awesome picture you have painted with your words, Carrie:) congratulations on your win:)
  1. Date: 10/27/2016 7:40:00 PM

    You took me on a fantastic ride down memory lane, you opened up so many doors to my memory with this amazing write Carrie, thank you so much for entering my contest, congratulations on your 2nd place win. x
  1. Date: 10/27/2016 3:56:00 PM

    Absolutely stunning imagery Carrie autumn is my favourite season and you have painted a perfect picture. Good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx 7