AUTUMN'S TOUCH

motionless,
breathless,

I stand enveloped
in the stillness of pre-dawn cover,
a world of vague whispers
sliced
by a lone owl’s cries
to the rustling footsteps
of shifting shadows,
echoing
her commanding call
in the nonchalant moonlight amble,
“who,
who,
who goes there!”

from the shimmering edge of dreams,
sunlight’s first peek
swells its sweeping glance
of yawning colours
across a cool, grey canvas,
raising from slumbering land
hazy skeletons
with outstretched fingers,
once adorned with verdant gowns
and bountiful fruits,
now stripped to the undergarments
of Autumn’s fluttering blushes,
clusters of bronze and copper,
reds and yellows,
splashed artfully
amongst evergreen stubbornness,
aching for silver warmth.

‘tis the season for misty contemplation,
where crackling fire
and curling smoke
harvest my gypsy thoughts
and lays them out like ageing lace
to rest and float on drifting clouds,
and leave my silhouetted body
to blend
into the flickering of Autumn’s flames,
and slowly do I fade
from Sol’s vision,
enveloped in dusky blanket
in the stillness of mind,

motionless,
breathless.

AUTUMN'S TOUCH

Cosimo Piro

Joined October 2009

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I read this out a week ago at our last writer’s meet which was a day of mixed feelings for me after hearing the sad news of my uncle’s passing that morning. My tribute to him and my father and another uncle can be read here REMEMBRANCE
I post this latest one for LISA BELL and GRETCHEN who had to leave before I read it. Many thanks to them and RAYMONDO and my art group friends for a great supportive day that brought the fullness of living to my table. Much love to you all. XOXO

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