Nature in her wisdom
makes way for another season;
Summer acquiesces –
makes us muse upon the reason.
Now Autumn’s inspired paint-brush
has burnished Summer’s trees:
has stippled, veined and spotted
and prettied up her leaves.
Amber, ochre, scarlet leaves,
drift down as light as whispers,
to kiss this Mother Earth of ours
like hushed and soft-sung vespers.
The light is muted, delicate –
sky quilted grey and blue,
as Zephyr’s cheeks, extended, blow
awry the multi-coloured carpet,
oh so new.
© Copyright Joy Lennick 2022
Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash
Hi Joy, a beautiful autumn poem. Really lovely 💝
Muchas gracias, Robbie. Hugs xx
Very nice, Joy! Of course, we don’t really get autumn here in Spain. Just cooler summery days!
Thanks, Darlene. No! The Canadian/American/British trees take some beating…Hugs xx
I love your poem! You’ve exactly captured the view outside my windows and how I feel about it.
Aah, thank you Liz. Of course, the Spanish trees don’t quite rise to the American, Canadian or British Autumn displays, but some of their other plants and flowers more than make amends. Cheers. xx
You’re welcome, Joy. Every landscape has its own unique beauty, I’ve found.
Joy that was lovely! I could feel your words. Especially…”drift down as light as whispers,”.
Thank you muchly Pam. I especially appreciate your comments! Cheers. x
A lovely poem, Joy, to honor the beauty and changes that autumn brings.
Thank you, Diana. Continue writing your magical words! Hugs xx
Good poem, Joy. Here’s to autumn! In my opinion, it’s the best season.
Thank you for reading, Neil. Spring’s my fav. and then Autumn. They both have lovely things to say about themselves… xx
How wonderful! Thank you Joy.
No, thank you, Cindy, for reading and kind comment. xx
A beautiful poetic response to the multicoloured picture
Hi Derrick, Thank you for reading. Autumn shades take some beating…Cheers. x
What stunning colours. My eyes cannot stray too long from the purple leaf 🙂
Hola Tandy, Thank you for reading…Yes, Autumn shades take some beating! Take care. Cheers. xx
I really love this Joy. Autumn is a favourite season of mine. 🙂
Gracias Marje. Spring is tops for me, then Autumn: both lovely in their own ways. Hugs x
Indeed they are Joy. x Hugs.
Beautiful colors and words!
Thanks Jennie – aren’t we lucky creatures?! xx
Yes, we are! 😀
Like Darlene, we don’t get autumn just slightly cooler days but I am loving seeing everyone’s beautiful autumn pictures and reading the poems of which yours is no exception, Joy…x
Muchas gracias, Carol! xx
Absolutely lovely and so autumnal 💜💜
Thank you for reading, and kind comment, Willow. Cheers! x
Gorgeous prose and imagery Joy ❤
Gracias Darlin ‘! Are you still in Mexico? Enjoy! xx
LOL what? I’m not in Mexico. That will be in the winter. ❤ xx
Lovely, Joy. Your poem perfectly expresses the beauty of autumn ❤
Many thanks Jacquie. Now and then, Nature just leaves you helpless with emotion…Bring it on! xx
Hi Joy, I snapped a photo of the leaves in the backyard this morning, so it looks like we’re on the same wavelength 🙂 I particularly like these lines in your poem:
“Amber, ochre, scarlet leaves,
drift down as light as whispers”
So well said! Happy autumn
Many thanks for your kind comments, Christy. Nature can be a knock-out!! xx
Absolutely lovely, Joy. What a beautiful poem.
Gracias for your kind words. Nature just knock you out at times… Hugs xx
I was stunned at the sight of pink and lavender leaves here in GA last fall. I realized they were the other side of red. Just amazing. Lovely blog. =)
Hello, Joy. I find myself wandering about your blog this morning, enjoying it very much. Thank you for your like on my Thursday SSS post at GirlieOnTheEdge as it has led me here, to your house.
Your poem is beautifully crafted taking me, however briefly, on a little side trip filled with the sights and smells of perhaps my most favorite season.