Autumn

No more blasts of humid heat
daily in my auto's seat
Autumn air now fans my skin
Soothes my lungs as I breathe in

Potpourris of gorgeous leaves
suspended barely tethered
All are waving in the breeze
separately together

Dry leaves, fallen, dance around
emitting pleasing rustling sounds
Leaves that dampen, flatten down
padding, pretty, walks and grounds

Autumn rain days don't feel muggy
In my auto, blessed cozy
Tree-lined streets, I drive down slow
Taking it in -- a stunning show!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/24/2018 8:17:00 AM
My dear Hannah, I can see why this piece is a winner - it makes me feel as if I am part of the scenery, part of an awesome Autumn painting! Bravo! Hugs. Pandita
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Hannah Borke
Date: 5/24/2018 12:12:00 PM
I consider it my only 'normal' poem
Date: 11/1/2017 5:31:00 PM
oh no, Hannah. NOT from LIttle HOuse. ID channel, which shows gruesome true crimes, has done shows on it, not meant for children!!
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Hannah Borke
Date: 11/1/2017 8:51:00 PM
I was mistaken. I'm not sure of my original source of the story. But I've seen Laura Ingalls' version in the book Pioneer Girl as of a couple of years ago. I looked up the annotations now; apparently, she wrote it for a children's book, but then did not include it. Copied and pasted excerpt: "One night just about sundown a strange man came riding his horse up to the door on a run. Pa hurried out and they talked a few minutes. Then the man went away as fast as he had come, and Pa came into the house in a hurry. He would not wait for supper, but asked Ma to give him a bite to eat right away, saying he must go. Something horrible had happened at Benders."
Date: 10/24/2017 3:07:00 PM
Hannah, how was the Benders written about and for children? On channel ID it says for adults only. Is it somewhere being used as a cautionary tale?
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Date: 10/24/2017 3:43:00 PM
I thought you knew about it from The Little House books. Most recently, I read about it in Laura Ingall's original manuscript, which offered more details than her brief account in one of the children's series. Pa claimed a narrow escape. (Laura's my idol). Interesting: The manuscript has a recent photo of the cottonwoods Pa planted, so I had fun traveling on the Google Earth app to De Smet to look at the trees.
Date: 10/22/2017 8:34:00 PM
I came here in case you do not see my replies to you on my comments. Yes, I am a big fan of true crime and I know all about the Benders. It's a wonder my mind is not that of a serial killer from all the shows I have watched on the topic. Let me find another poem of yours I can read new.
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/22/2017 8:49:00 PM
Silent One wrote one on fiction. In our recent communication, i let know that I don't do fiction, and the same regarding fiction movies, which leaves me with reality. I recently caught on to Forensic Files and have been watching them one after another. The stories all so shocking and sad. The Benders stands out for being historic and written about for children.
Date: 10/22/2017 5:32:00 PM
Congrats on your win in the contest, Hannah!
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/22/2017 6:13:00 PM
Thanks. It was a nice surprise.
Date: 10/22/2017 1:06:00 PM
A lovely poem about my favorite season! Congrats, Hannah. Janice
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Date: 10/22/2017 1:10:00 PM
After repeated edit son this, I finally like it too. Thanks for the compliment. (Just noticed the auto-incorrect, but I'm leaving it)
Date: 10/22/2017 6:32:00 AM
What a fine autumn piece! Congrats Hannah, for your placement in the contest! ;-)
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/22/2017 1:09:00 PM
And congrats on your placement. I left you compliments.
Date: 10/20/2017 7:46:00 PM
hey I just saw that two for one comment. Wow, that is sure sweet of you to offer that to folks. I only give two if the poems are short. haha. Otherwise I would not have time for my boring chores around the house!
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/21/2017 8:53:00 PM
You poems are sure worth my time. I will find some that I haven't read yet
Date: 10/18/2017 5:17:00 PM
I love this, even though I am opposite of you. I am a summer baby, hating the idea of winter coming!! You did a great job here.
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/18/2017 5:24:00 PM
I forgot about snow and ice... ( I think because Winter on the east coast was mild last year) Dreadful!!
Date: 10/18/2017 2:08:00 PM
I do like the rhymes in this poem Hannah.. Your poem flows very well and I like the imagery created in your words.. Excellent poem..
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/18/2017 2:17:00 PM
Thanks. I'm starting to like it better.
Date: 10/17/2017 11:35:00 PM
Nice poem celebrating fall, Hannah!
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Hannah Borke
Date: 10/17/2017 11:51:00 PM
Thanks for commenting, because I'm feeling low esteem for such typical rhymes. I wrote this because I was feeling grateful for the comfortable weather.