Lady Autumn

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Inspired by the Fall. 

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Lady Autumn lies discarded now.
Left alone- her stick- like bones
are lying under trees where they have blown. 
The fiery colors of her verdant dresses lie in brown
 heaped on icy, frosted ground.  
Sparkling gossamer that held her hair in leafy wreaths
unraveled by the bitter winds- almost as if saying 
she can never dance again.  

But promises of spring, in tight buds, appear on dried twigs, 
blowing winds whisper the secrets of emerald, summery green 
stirring within a stone-cold  kingdom's dormant majesty. 

As Winter makes his stormy presence near,
her blithe light finally overcome 
she looks to fading crimson skies
and feels her spirit rise.

Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 10/31/2017 7:26:00 AM
Beautiful poem with great imagery.. such a shame you do not post more..
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 10/31/2017 7:48:00 AM
Hi Silent One: Hoping to write and post more after Christmas. Such a busy 18 months for me. Re-locating, renovations and travel. Sorry I haven’t had as much time to spend here reading and commenting as in the past. Be well and thanks for your kind comments always. SuZ
Date: 2/9/2017 5:09:00 AM
Well Suz, you know how much I love this one being that it won poet of the week at PFT. It is a beautiful autumn treasure! : ) 7
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Date: 1/31/2017 7:54:00 AM
Beautifully penned wishes
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Date: 12/29/2016 6:54:00 AM
Beautifully expressed, Suzanne! For some strange reason autumn seems to appeal to our emotions more than all the other seasons. Her departure is deeply felt. ~ Take care & warm regards // paul
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Date: 12/28/2016 11:23:00 PM
Very optimistic poem, as it should be, since after winter there is always springtime coming up. Lovely poem.
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Date: 12/27/2016 8:31:00 PM
Fine seasonal poetry here! I am glad I checked out your work! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 12/18/2016 7:10:00 PM
a FAVE back at ya. It doesn't get better than this!!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/18/2016 9:43:00 PM
Love ya. !!