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A sweet sigh of Autumn

falling and sleepy are the leaves
Autumn turning slowly
shades of green to amber
littering sidewalks

with footprints of fragile
leading winters march
calling her name
all too soon…..

branches not near naked
tantalising with dances
of torment and tease
not ready to bare limbs

taste of dew on
leaves of almost gone
with crispy, crunch
of what’s to come
blizzards of …..
cold and frosty morn

mother nature needs her rest
evergreens smile for always
with a gentle wink of
sleepiness .. … dormant
and stillness needed

at peace with warmed soil
soaking earthy wholeness
of nature’s smile
a sigh and a breath
she gasps….
just moments
before she sleeps

mother nature

© SimplyRed 2011

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Autumn is upon us ….

thanks to John for the inspiration ……..

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    Yes let her rest we are in Autumn now the beginning of it all love as your write is beautiful all love Normaje

  • thank you NJ…yes and a big sigh needed from a long tormenting and eventful summer xx

    – SimplyRed

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasalmost 4 years ago

    Autumn is beautiful but it is a little melancholic. Beautifully written Red.

  • thanks Caz :)

    – SimplyRed

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    Photography b...almost 4 years ago

    Love this, Pelly – a beautiful poem for a beautiful season – well done, my friend x x TEE x x

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    – SimplyRed

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackalmost 4 years ago

    this is lovely red..and i still find it so weird that im now coming into spring as you head into autumn..

  • thanks UB..yes topsy turvy …upside down world we live in :))

    – SimplyRed

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    Hey Red, I smiled all the way through by your beautiful words and imagery. I have my own fond memories of Autumn. Up here, we call ours “Autumn in New York”. The changing of the leaves to the foods we eat is amazing. Enjoy your colourful season, for it’s a beautiful one.
    Cheers!, Lisa =)XO

  • thanks Lisa and enjoy your great Autumn x

    – SimplyRed

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 4 years ago

    simply beautiful

  • oh thanks Boo :))

    – SimplyRed

  • annieannie
    annieanniealmost 4 years ago

    season of mists and mellow fruitfullness
    red your poetry brings the above line to life
    thankyou xx

  • well hello stranger was going to send out a search party for you … thanks Annie felt in a very reflective mood when I wrote this one …xxx

    – SimplyRed

  • leunig
    leunigalmost 4 years ago


  • oh wow thank you so much :)

    – SimplyRed

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderalmost 4 years ago

    fall/ fav time of year…love it…awesome…

  • it sure is a beautiful time of year she seems to go ahh ready for sleeping in the winter :)

    – SimplyRed

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 4 years ago

    The tinge of Autumn is captured so gorgeously in this :>))
    She will fall and clothe us soon in her russet dresses and caresses me

  • oh what a gorgeous commment xx

    – SimplyRed

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