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Autumn Afterglow

On a far off, lonely hillside a living spectacle awaits where aspens spin their golden crowns and sleepy maple trees awake. A place where winding paths are lined with multicolored canopies where gurgling streams are tickling frogs and fish and buzzing bees. A swath of pumpkins in a patch in varied shapes askew appears a hanging scarecrow’s crooked smile fails to raise the raven’s fears. As autumn’s sun fades wistfully a crisp cool breeze sways branch and leaf a lone horned owl is hooting low reminders that fall’s days are brief. As sun’s soft rays in beams surround kissing fields in copper tones stillness comes as dark descends and hugs warm Autumn’s afterglow. Written on 10/22/2018

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Date: 12/12/2018 3:24:00 PM
so lovely to read this gem again Laura I can see why its a favourite, many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/12/2018 5:26:00 PM
Thanks, Jan! :)
Date: 12/12/2018 5:24:00 AM
Laurie, I admire the way you personify the trees, streams and other sites found in nature in this wonderful poem. Congratulations on your win! There were many terrific entries, including yours. Thank you for participating in the contest. Best wishes, Carolyn
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/12/2018 11:23:00 AM
I’m so happy you liked my poem, Carolyn! Thanks for placing me in your contest! :)
Date: 11/10/2018 4:35:00 PM
Love it, Laura. Beautiful. Congrats on your win.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/10/2018 4:45:00 PM
Thank you, Line! I’m so happy you liked my poem! :)
Date: 11/10/2018 4:00:00 PM
I am so happy to see this fave of mine on the winner's list Laura! I think you outdid yourself with this awe inspiring beauty. Congratulations on your win! : ) xxoo
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/12/2018 11:24:00 AM
You are so supportive, Connie! Thank you! :)
Date: 11/10/2018 3:32:00 PM
Everything so alive in your Autumn afterglow! “Kissing fields in copper tones - so pretty, Laura! Congrats on your placement! <3 Kim
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/12/2018 5:25:00 PM
Thanks, Kim! :)
Date: 11/6/2018 4:03:00 PM
Your spectacular vision of autumn spoke to the deepest inspiration I have of this, my favorite season, Laura. It would be difficult to find a more glorious poem about autumn! I hope this beauty wins the top position on the winner's list Laura. This is a crown jewel that shines brighter than all the others! A fave! : ) xxoo
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/6/2018 5:54:00 PM
Wow, thanks so very much for the high compliments, Connie! It really makes my day! :)
Date: 10/28/2018 2:36:00 PM
You've captured the heart and spirit of the Autumn season with spectacular imagery that enlivens your glowing verses. A great title as well! Such an enjoyable poem of seasonal delight, Laura. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/28/2018 6:17:00 PM
Thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words, Susan! I’m so thrilled you liked this poem. :)
Date: 10/28/2018 10:27:00 AM
Very nice, peaceful, rhythm and flow, Laura. Easy to see from this piece why Autumn is such a favored season. One small note: if you capitalize "Autumn", you should also capitalize "Fall".
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Date: 10/23/2018 12:07:00 PM
Love this write Laura, afterglow one of my fave words...
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/23/2018 1:36:00 PM
Thank you so much for commenting, John! Glad you enjoyed this one. :)
Date: 10/22/2018 10:39:00 PM
Lovely work my friend...ready for a win, Laura...love, light & unity...^WW^
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/22/2018 11:08:00 PM
Thank you, WW! I appreciate you compliments :)
Date: 10/22/2018 6:17:00 PM
I have a warm glow reading your awesome autumnal poem Laura:-) hugs Jan xx
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/22/2018 7:12:00 PM
Thanks for commenting, Jan! So glad you liked this. :)