Friday, September 19, 2014

Autumn

The warmth
of the sun
has become
bearable
My hair
shines golden
when touched
by the light
the old blooms
have all begun
to fade
and wither
becoming a part 
of the earth's soil
once again
I close my eyes
and feel the softness
of the light
breeze
letting me know
a new season
is coming
I watch
as she chews 
on grass
to soothe
her old belly
and listen
to the chirping
of the birds
reminding me
as I breath in
that I'm alive

-September 2014

28 comments:

  1. i like the soothing calmness expressed here...

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    1. Thank you, Sumana :) Thanks for making another visit!

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  2. I think you have evoked the feeling of autumn beautifully. We can really feel the changing taking place as autumn moves in, can't we?

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    1. I love autumn! It's my favorite season. Always a pleasure to see you, Mary :)

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  3. This really captures the emotion of Autumn and the beauty of the breeze.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit! I'll be over to see you soon :)

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  4. tender feeling to it.. autumn is in the air :) and it's nice time of year to be remembered one is alive.

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    1. Isn't it though? I love the feeling in the air :)

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  5. Very evocative of fall, Torie......I wondered who is doing the chewing? a kitty?

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    1. Of course a kitty!! You know I love my kitties ;) Good to see you, Sherry, as always :)

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  6. Such beauty of fall.. I feel some hope for the future through your words

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    1. Oh gosh, thank you Bjorn :) Such a pleasure to receive your comments!

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  7. Hiya Torie, enjoyed this seasonal evocation of transcendence very much... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    1. Thank you, Scott :) Glad to see you enjoyed your visit!

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  8. Well attuned to the season in an amazing breath of life :-)
    ZQ

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    1. Thanks so much, ZQ! Good to see you again :)

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  9. Oh, yes! Autumn is such a gift! I live in the desert southwest, so the cool that comes in the fall is a wondrous blessing.

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    1. Oh, I bet it is!! I'm know I'm definitely looking forward to cooler weather as well! Thanks for making a visit, Kim :)

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  10. Nice image of fall. I too appreciate being alive... Thanks :)xx

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    1. Thank you, humbird! Good to see you :)

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  11. Pain and strength shown eloquently in these words.

    Here through Sherry.

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    1. Oh, thank you Gail. Sherry is a sweat heart :)

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  12. Ah Fall such a great season and a great poem.

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  13. Great poem, Torie. You make me miss home and the change of seasons.

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    1. I wish we had more of the seasons where I am. Everything seems so brief, except for the hot summer! Thanks for making a visit :)

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  14. Reminding us that we're alive..........autumn is such a beautiful season, my fave , I think...loved the imagery and the mood in this poem.

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    1. Fall is my favorite, too! I guess you could probably tell from the look of my blog :)

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