Autumn Leaves

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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





43 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves

  1. Darlene 18/10/2022 / 1:03 pm

    Very nice, Joy! Of course, we don’t really get autumn here in Spain. Just cooler summery days!

    • joylennick 18/10/2022 / 6:57 pm

      Thanks, Darlene. No! The Canadian/American/British trees take some beating…Hugs xx

  2. Liz Gauffreau 18/10/2022 / 2:19 pm

    I love your poem! You’ve exactly captured the view outside my windows and how I feel about it.

    • joylennick 18/10/2022 / 3:16 pm

      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

      • Liz Gauffreau 18/10/2022 / 7:11 pm

        You’re welcome, Joy. Every landscape has its own unique beauty, I’ve found.

  3. quiall 18/10/2022 / 3:32 pm

    Joy that was lovely! I could feel your words. Especially…”drift down as light as whispers,”.

    • joylennick 18/10/2022 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you muchly Pam. I especially appreciate your comments! Cheers. x

  4. D. Wallace Peach 18/10/2022 / 4:04 pm

    A lovely poem, Joy, to honor the beauty and changes that autumn brings.

    • joylennick 18/10/2022 / 4:13 pm

      Thank you, Diana. Continue writing your magical words! Hugs xx

    • joylennick 20/10/2022 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you for reading, Neil. Spring’s my fav. and then Autumn. They both have lovely things to say about themselves… xx

    • joylennick 19/10/2022 / 12:10 pm

      No, thank you, Cindy, for reading and kind comment. xx

  5. derrickjknight 19/10/2022 / 9:44 am

    A beautiful poetic response to the multicoloured picture

    • joylennick 19/10/2022 / 11:09 am

      Hi Derrick, Thank you for reading. Autumn shades take some beating…Cheers. x

    • joylennick 19/10/2022 / 11:06 am

      Hola Tandy, Thank you for reading…Yes, Autumn shades take some beating! Take care. Cheers. xx

    • joylennick 20/10/2022 / 3:18 pm

      Gracias Marje. Spring is tops for me, then Autumn: both lovely in their own ways. Hugs x

  6. Jennie 19/10/2022 / 2:56 pm

    Beautiful colors and words!

    • joylennick 20/10/2022 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks Jennie – aren’t we lucky creatures?! xx

      • Jennie 21/10/2022 / 12:43 am

        Yes, we are! 😀

  7. CarolCooks2 22/10/2022 / 10:45 am

    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

  8. willowdot21 22/10/2022 / 2:46 pm

    Absolutely lovely and so autumnal 💜💜

    • joylennick 27/10/2022 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you for reading, and kind comment, Willow. Cheers! x

  9. dgkaye 22/10/2022 / 4:06 pm

    Gorgeous prose and imagery Joy ❤

    • joylennick 22/10/2022 / 4:42 pm

      Gracias Darlin ‘! Are you still in Mexico? Enjoy! xx

      • dgkaye 22/10/2022 / 8:24 pm

        LOL what? I’m not in Mexico. That will be in the winter. ❤ xx

  10. Jacquie Biggar 26/10/2022 / 1:00 am

    Lovely, Joy. Your poem perfectly expresses the beauty of autumn ❤

    • joylennick 12/11/2022 / 5:46 pm

      Many thanks Jacquie. Now and then, Nature just leaves you helpless with emotion…Bring it on! xx

  11. Christy B 28/10/2022 / 2:51 am

    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

    • joylennick 12/11/2022 / 5:52 pm

      Many thanks for your kind comments, Christy. Nature can be a knock-out!! xx

  12. ruthlarrea 28/10/2022 / 5:37 pm

    Absolutely lovely, Joy. What a beautiful poem.

    • joylennick 12/11/2022 / 5:50 pm

      Gracias for your kind words. Nature just knock you out at times… Hugs xx

  13. Holistic Wayfarer 19/01/2023 / 4:05 am

    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. =)

  14. GirlieOnTheEdge 25/03/2023 / 2:30 pm

    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.

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