Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall

Happy Autumnal Equinox to all!

Fall
Leaves bleed
Red, brown, and gold
And the air
Crisply unfolds
A lace
Of wintry cold

The sun lingers
While naked limbs
Old tree barks
And green buds
Nestle contently
Awaiting springs lips

Pumpkin pie
Wafts high
Like smoke
From chimneys
Black and orange dye
Paint driveways
Beneath ghoulish skies

Skeleton eyes
And jack o lanterns
Gape from darkness
Like luminous masters

Cider brewing
Apples bobbing
Soon young hearts dream
Of wintry islands

As fall settles
On a bed of leaves
Her summertime sister
Drifts to sleep

8 comments:

Yellow Tulip said...

beautiful:)

septembermom said...

This is one of my favorites! I feel Autumn in the air as I read your lines. Thank you!

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

WG, this is lovely. My favorite lines are:

Old tree barks
And green buds
Nestle contently
Awaiting springs lips

Beautiful images that flow so well.

love-Melanie-bhd

Judith Ellis said...

This is beautiful!

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was divine- It's my favorite season too. You highlighted every enjoyable aspect of this time! "As fall settles
On a bed of leaves
Her summertime sister
Drifts to sleep" Very pretty-
Nice one!

Kay said...

so sad one door closing and another opening; at least we know there are more to come

Jenners said...

This was really wonderful. Fall is my favorite season and I think you did a great job of capturing the drama and the changes of the season in such a poetic and creative way. Well done!!!

Saadi said...

Wow!!! That's one awesome way to portray fall!!
Great going, WG!! :D