I love autumn, especially in New York. The changing leaves, the crispness in the air… I can almost smell those marshmallow’s toasting now.
Autumn Leaves-Kerri Maniscalco
The autumn leaf falls like a ballerina twirls
Without a sound as it gently touches the ground
In beautiful poetic swirls
It paints a picture for me, Of a distant memory
Frozen in time like a black and white photo
The leaf has a story to tell
So beautiful in death
Like a penny thrown into
The depths of a wishing well
It’s color is so rich with burnt umber
With a slight crisp as I step across it
I begin to wonder
The winter wind is setting in
And another season has come to an end
Summer’s dead and gone
With the autumn leaves all around
Falling hopelessly imprisoned
As they hit the ground
Gracefully they float to the earth
As their beauty is forgotten
Their bodies lie like soldiers in a war
Crimson tides that have rotted
All across the winter’s floor.
I thought I’d finally written something uplifting. Then I was informed: “the leaves are lying in a pool of crimson – rotting like dead bodies. This is uplifting?” Well it WAS until you put it that way Debbie Downer. Thanks a lot.
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Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem for us all. I love winter because I live on a 14 acre scrub block, and I feel so much at peace, wood fire, curled up relaxing, no watering to do. It’s a real chance to soul search about life, make goals, read or catch up with enjoyable activities, while it is wet and cold outside. I have written 2 poems, about feelings from living on our beautiful land. not sure how to submit it or if I am alowed to. Today in Australia it is monday 1st September, and spring is here. So my idle time is comming to an end, but I will enjoy the birds, lizards, snakes, kangaroos that hop around and lots of rabbits. Yes I love spring & autum summer gets to 45 degrees the summers are getting hotter Phew!!!!!!
Winter is one of my all time writing seasons as well. I love being snug inside while the storm rages on around me. Please feel free to share your poem in the comment section of this post!
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