Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The First Day of Autumn

The First Day of Autumn

It was the first day of autumn and much to my amaze
Were tree tops glistening in a vibrant glaze
Clad in rich scarlet, orange,and golden hues
As I stood at my window marveling this view

The crisp autumn air was perfumed to my delight
With the fruitful fragerance of orange citrus and spice
I thought to myself what a beautiful day
As the indian summer breeze made my curtains sway

So I rushed to get dressed in a sweater and jeans
And went for a walk to enjoy this autumn scene
Children were laughing as they played in leaves
with delight
I stopped and smiled at such a precious sight

The houses were decked with golden gourds on their lawn
And In the woods I spotted a mother deer with her fawn
The farmers they were reaping crops of wheat, barley, and maize
As their cows lazily stood in the pasture and grazed

Chipmunks and squirrels dashed up and down the trees
All the creatures were busy, yes even the bees
Together they worked to prepare for a long winters slumber
While the boys could be found in the wood chopping lumber

Geese were assembling in a v-shape line
To fly south for the winter toward a lucent sunshine
And the lucious red apples clinging to trees I passed by
Were waiting to be picked and made into pie

Pumpkins lying in patches glowed in an orange gleam
Would soon become Jack O' Lanterns as it neared Halloween
I soon found the day had turned into eve
So I headed back home and I turned to leave

This beautiful day had been so fleeting
It was poetic enough,to have been an autumn greeting
As I stood on my steps the autumn chill started to bite
I whispered happy harvest to all and a blessed fall night.

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Kit said...

So lovely! And that pict is one of my favorites from Mary Engelbreit. Here's to a wonderful Autumn! Kit

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet, Laurie!

You know, I wasn't sure if you were the same "Nana's House" on Tumblr - but now I know! I am so happy to be sharing photos back & forth with you. Isn't it fun?

Have a lovely weekend,

Maxine said...

What a sweet poem, Laurie! I for one am so glad summer is over, even though it's hot in the nineties here today! Summer is trying to come back, lol.