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Author's Notes: This poem, entitled: "An Autumn Portrait of Beauty" is a Rhyme verse I wrote describing the radiant beauty of a quite spacious and picturesque country scene behind the home of a former classmate of mine who lives in the mid-West in the United States. I was immediately inspired to write this poem based on the beautiful vision that came to my mind when I saw the picture she provided to me highlighting the verdant countryside behind her home that was so splendidly arrayed with a large green pond, surrounded by a number of lovely trees with all sorts of autumn colors and falling leaves scattered about on a vast expanse of grass. This is the palpable vision that compelled me to write this particular verse oriented toward the late Autumn season. (Gary Bateman - November 6, 2015) (Rhyme)

Categories:  allegory, beauty, earth, god, love, nature, and passion. 

An Autumn Portrait of Beauty

On this quite beautiful and most radiant Autumn day,
I marvel at Mother Nature’s smile of silent pulchritude,
As I make a loving glance at such luscious scenery today,
In this country scene—a glorious gift of God’s certitude!

The trees and their fallen amber leaves adorn this Earth,
As a shimmering reflection pervades from a green pond,
Of Nature’s wonder with colors arrayed in a sacred rebirth,
Affirming God’s heavenly promise true and His holy bond!

This view of trees, grass, leaves, and a shadow near the pond,
Captures the glory and grace from God’s colored-palette a true,
That affirms His desire of rendering this beauty from beyond,
And I thank Him from my heart with joy and blessings so true!

Yes, God doth paint this world with such love for all to see,
His Autumn portrait here is of unparalleled artistry and grace,
That I interpret as a heavenly-made moment for all of us to be,
As I reaffirm the beauty of Nature’s gift in this wondrous place!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
November 6, 2015 (Rhyme)

Author’s Note: A special tribute to a former classmate.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/23/2016 11:09:00 PM
I should have read this before as it's brilliant and deserves A7 and a fav...straightaway!! I admire your writing skills and the way you put your words together !!! Cheers ~ Red~ My new collaborated work with Liam is already here on soup...:)
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Date: 5/25/2016 5:33:00 PM
Hello Red!! Thanks for your very gracious comments here and for your top rating and fav of my rhyme write. I will be posting a couple of new poems soon. (Right now, I just happen to be down in Stuttgart, Germany for this entire week.) I will take a look at your and Liam's new work. Looks like I will be working pretty much on select prose writes during June that I'm planning for inclusion in my new second book planned for release. I'll be in touch with Liam again when I return to Northern Germany. Best Wishes Red . . . Gary
Date: 11/11/2015 5:00:00 PM
your pen gary drew the beauty of the season so perfectly excellent piece as always dear friend wishing you both a blessed evening
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Date: 11/12/2015 10:42:00 AM
Thanks Liam Mate!! I'm pleased you liked this piece. It was a fun-write for sure!! Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 11/7/2015 6:47:00 PM
Hi Gary, what a beautiful tribute to your former classmate, this is one beautiful read, you bring out the beauty of our wondrous planet that god has made, as you know Peter and I absolutely adore nature, we bathe in it every day, hope you are well, regards to your wife, take care.......Vera Def. a 7
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Date: 11/7/2015 8:40:00 PM
Hello Vera!! Thanks so much for your very gracious comments here on this tribute to my former classmate. (I actually wrote this poem specific based on a very lovely color picture she posted on Facebook of the country area immediately behind her new home.) I managed to capture a very effective "word picture" for her in this poem for that very picture of hers. My classmate was overwhelmed with emotion when I sent a copy of this new poem to her via e-mail for her to review before I posted it to Poetry Soup. I know too that you and Peter love Nature very much. Ingrid and I certainly do too!! Thanks for the "7" too. Best Wishes to you and Peter from Ingrid and me!! Gary
Date: 11/7/2015 8:14:00 AM
WoW! Gary, you are such a phenomenal talent. You do wonders with that pen of yours. You have skilfully penned a beautiful portrait. I enjoy how you express your love for God by affirming his greatness. Gary when I visit you it's like I'm a student in the class room and you are the instructor. Great job! If I could rate this piece more than a SEVEN I would:-)Alexis
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Date: 11/7/2015 8:49:00 AM
P.S. Alexis . . . You're right too, "God" is an important center point in many of my poems. Expressing one's love for God by affirming his greatness is indeed so important. Even in a number of "Dark Theme Writes" I've undertaken in the past, I usually try to employ and interject the heavenly goodness of light and the glory and majesty of the Almighty as that divine counterforce to Lucifer's world of darkness and evil. (I always like for the good guys to win!!) Cheers and Best Weekend Wishes, Gary
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Date: 11/7/2015 8:44:00 AM
Hello Dear Alexis!! Gee Whiz -- you're making me blush a bit with your comments here . . . but I'm very grateful that you have that high-level of confidence in my writing. I happen to think your poetry is quite marvelous too!! In the end, whether one is a student or an instructor -- we all still learn from one another!! (I've found since I've been writing short stories too for my planned second book and have plans now too for a future "novel," that all of this has certainly enhanced my work as a poet too!! It's all good!!) Thanks for the SEVEN!! I must drop by to see what you're up to with your latest writes. Best!! Gary
Date: 11/7/2015 7:53:00 AM
Wow really nice poem. I am truly inspired.
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Date: 11/7/2015 8:08:00 AM
Hello Karabo!! Sorry, my earlier reply to another poet ended up in the initial reply block under your comment. Hopefully, you'll receive my response here in good order!! Thanks for your read and comment on my "Autumn Portrait." I'm pleased that you found it inspiring!! Have a Great Weekend!! Cheers, Gary
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Date: 11/7/2015 7:57:00 AM
Hello Dear One "D"!! Always a pleasure indeed hearing from you. Thanks for the 7 + FAV on this Autumn seasonal write. (My Classmate was quite impressed with the result of this poem when I forwarded it to her the other day in the USA!!) Continued best wishes from Ingrid and me and do have a great weekend "D"!! Cheers and Best, "G"
Date: 11/6/2015 5:24:00 PM
Hi G!A very beautiful n' enchanting autumn portrait poem of beauty, that you've painted here my dear friend Gary.Excellent piece! Just awesome!Very beautifully painted in rhymed verses.Just outstanding!Great imagery!All perfectly done, G!Very wonderful tribute to your former classmate.I really enjoyed it!Golden pen!A 7 +!A fav.Sending love n' prayers to you and Ingrid:))Just take very good care of each other now!All the best to you always, G!Keep the ink flowing!Wishing you a very lovely weekend!In His light!God bless you always!:)D
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Date: 11/7/2015 8:04:00 AM
Hello Dear One "D"!! Always a pleasure indeed hearing from you. Thanks for the 7 + FAV on this Autumn seasonal write. (My Classmate was quite impressed with the result of this poem when I forwarded it to her the other day in the USA!!) Continued best wishes from Ingrid and me and do have a great weekend "D"!! Cheers and Best, "G"
Date: 11/6/2015 10:18:00 AM
Wonderful poem and tribute my friend! Nature's beauty far surpasses its "survival of the fittest" brutality. It truly does represent the hand of the One God. A7
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Date: 11/6/2015 12:30:00 PM
Thanks Robert My Great Friend!! I appreciate your fine comments as always. (Still working slowly toward my second book and right now I'm planning to do a future "novel" too.) At aged "64," with all of this, I guess I can say that I'm fully engaged!! Thanks for the "7" too!! Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 11/6/2015 8:29:00 AM
Autumn's splendor, interwoven with divinity's presence vivifies further the colors of nature creating thus a magnificent painting of unparalleled beauty, mein freund Gary! Wunderbar! A seven!
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Date: 11/6/2015 8:37:00 AM
Hallo Herr Professor!! Ich bedanke mich sehr fuer deinen Kommentar hier. Das freut mich sehr!! It pleases me greatly that you liked the divinity and beauty of this rhyme write. Alles Gute am Wochenende von Ingrid und mir!! Cheers and Best, Gary (P.S. And thanks for the "7" too!!)