Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Day of Autumn 2016

 image belongs to Under the Treetops

oh, no, it’s not that I don’t like Autumn
I find her quite aesthetically pleasing—
a painter of inimitable talent
concocter of tart perfumes
and sweet essences
a virtuoso of rustlings
and caws—
but I think I can see
beyond her masks
of reds and golds
a cruel magician casting
the last illusion of bounty
the great hope of renewal
for our fearful souls
before it’s all gone
in the anticlimactic finale of
a flamboyant show
and all that’s left is
just the end

8 comments:

the walking man said...

When that bit of annual flamboyance ends, eyes close and bodies brace for the next mistress of climate--the ritual of the reel, dances on and on.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I try to ignore that the splash of colors come from leaves strangled from the life-giving sap. The tang of burning leaves, the rustle of pheasants in the underbrush, the smell of ripening apples. The seasons are a circle as are cycles of our lives. Good to see you on your blog. :-)

sage said...

I loved autumn when I lived up north, here it is somewhat boring except those tropical winds that are blowing.

Magyar said...

__ As Autumn leads to Winter... Winter then leads us all forward_! Nifty -Chick With A Pen- ! _m

nature's painting
within this waning time
freshend canvas

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SzélsőFa said...

Well said.
I like autumn, the one with all the colors and the one with all the mists... I prefer to see it as an internal journey, an inner experience, a break from the outer and physical, a much needed, relaxing interval, only to return to the outer joys again. Or something like that.

A Cuban In London said...

True. The magic of autumn gives way to the bleakness of winter.

Greetings from London.

Magyar said...

__ Cora, even if you don't view your blog soon, best Holiday wishes_!

_m