Bitter Sweet Autumn, Stealer of Summer

Summer
is leaving
sweet perfume fading fast
her whispered song
in the music of birds
drifting & thready
she will not linger
turning down
the sun’s very light
before she exits
into the satin
September night

Morning
brings a new season
one that gilds the landscape
sets the evening sky alight
Autumn
sweeps boldy in
on a trail of Summer’s tears
falling as rain
misting the grass
and pulling
at the turning leaves

Her rich copper
tones paint the trees
burnishing them bright
before stripping them bare
Her perfume
is woody, cool
full of earth and faded glory
With her friend
the winter wind
she whips up many
a pretty storm
sweeping up the fallen
swirling them about
my feet

Bitter sweet Autumn
a gilded lady full of savage grace
Stealer of Summer
I forgive you,
for your rich golden light
inspires every artist
who opens their heart
and breathes in
the faded glory
of fallen copper leaves

© FCS 2009

Bitter Sweet Autumn, Stealer of Summer

artyfifi

Scotland, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

Yep! Autumn is definate & here! I forgive her for stealing the warmth of the summer sun, even for helping me catch a chill. My favourite season, despite the bitter sweet!

A wee card design of mine inspired by the season…

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