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Best Autumn Poems

Below are the all-time best Autumn poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of autumn poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Autumn Afterglow
Autumn Afterglow

As halcyon summer days 
    wave goodbye
Bucolic trees seen from 
    an autumn sky
Become a cynosure 
 ...

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Categories: autumn, beauty, october, seasons,
Form: Rhyme



Winds of Autumn
I called to the winds of autumn
As they wrapped up the dying year;
"Oh stay for a moment and tell me
Of answers I need to hear".

Who...

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Categories: life, lost, autumn, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Here, Again: The Autumn Equinox
Written for the Avebury Gorsedd, 24th September 2016  
I wish you well...

I’m here, again…
Come riding in, upon the western wave
My hair all wove with...

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Categories: autumn, england, myth, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Indian Ink
INDIAN INK

Indian Accent, form the whispers inside
Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry...

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Categories: abuse, autumn, death, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
seeing it now with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once open fields spanned both...

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Past-Life Nightmare
A child of four suffers recurring dreams,
disturbing parents and siblings with screams.
When she awoke, always sore in one knee;
next to a birthmark, it throbbed painfully.

Night...

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Categories: autumn, mystery,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member FALL IN LOVE
F eeling enraptured, Autumn dances in the wind, then undresses.
A s bright robes fall to the ground, her passion paints the twilight skies.
L ike a...

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Categories: autumn, love, nature,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member In Strangler's Wood - tanka version
At a dead man’s throat

lies the rain drenched woolen scarf

that stifled his screams.

Cold Winds howl through decayed trees -

witnesses in the shadows.



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Categories: autumn, mystery, rain,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Under the Stars
Under the Stars

Breathtaking
    poetic passions,
         lavender skies
       ...

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Categories: autumn, love, poetry, romance,
Form: Verse
Premium Member October Skies
October skies still reflect in your eyes 
the way they once did on that day we were wed.
Autumn's bright leaves recall fond memories
of sweet days...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, anniversary, autumn, grandparents,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Guise Of Blue Jay Skies



F  l  y  i  n  g

a sailing tailwind
in cerulean streams
through creamsicle colored beams -
are wings reflective of turquoise truth 
and...

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Categories: autumn, bird, blue, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Canyon Reverie Constanza
I stop to watch the eagle soar.
At dawn his silhouette flies high
Through brilliant tinted scarlet sky.

Below the gorge at valley’s floor,
The creatures rise up one...

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Categories: autumn, nature, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Falling Like Leaves

Oh, how sweet Autumn air collars my heart
          The vapor of leaves, chill summer reprieves
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Categories: autumn, romance,
Form: Rhyme
The Universe of You

I have never seen a flower blush when I took it's hue
and held it there a prisoner captive to my view.

I have always heard the...

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Categories: autumn, beautiful, love, planet,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Old Oak Tree

         Oh I am but a simple leaf
         withering...

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Categories: autumn, life, spring, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seeing Autumn's oak adorn
Painting sky before I was born,
Draping my grave in leaf and acorn.

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Contest: Crystalline
Sponsor: Rick Parise
11.22.14
...

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Categories: autumn, birth, death, life,
Form: Crystalline
Premium Member And Sweet Is Her Demise
In primrose twilight, summer is still near.
She whispers in my ear; I hear her in
the one lone owl that hoots to only me.
I wake to...

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Categories: autumn, death, summer,
Form: Blank verse
Blow sweet Breeze
With the turning of the green
the fevered hues engulf my soul
rich radiant reds glistening in the sun
as my heart gleams with memories
of the solemn words...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: autumn, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dillard Mill
It rained all night. The day rose dripping grey.
The cool air, welcome after summer’s heat
Smelled finally like fall. The first red flames
Of sumac bushes shone...

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Categories: autumn,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Loving Years
Dark honey tanned skin glistens
    From the moisture of humidity.
The ladies flirt shamelessly with 
    You, but your eyes...

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Categories: autumn, beach, husband, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hot cider dreams


Fall glides in on the wings
of migrating monarchs,
stained glass visions seeking respite
from a tedious journey
signaling a change in our surroundings

Blushing, the complexion of November
slips from...

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Categories: autumn, beauty, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Strawman and the Moon
A straw man stood fixed upon timber firm, 
gazing at Autumn's gilded, moonlit prize.
He, the king of Earth and the winding worm,
she, the pale darling...

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Categories: autumn, imagery, inspirational, romance,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member One Long Last Look
The moon shimmied up her pole in the sky
   Winking at me with her crescent eye
The stars danced in time to a silent...

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Categories: autumn, longing, moon, night,
Form: Couplet
Will Shepard
The day Will Shepard shot my dog
His barn burned to the soil;
The flames licked at the Autumn sky,
The smoke as black as oil.
I dropped the...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: autumn, animals, cowboy-western, death, loss,
Form: Verse
Windowpanes
An ancient river, centuries-old shops and restaurants steeped in a 2000-year history and 
culture set the scene. The ambiance seemed divinely contrived to facilitate the...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: autumn, caregiving, friendship, hope, introspection,
Form: Quatrain