Posted in October 2019, Syllable Lune

Letting Go

Colorful Fall Leaves

Nature shows us

Letting go

Can be beautiful

Syllable Lune

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” —Author Unknown

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Posted in October 2015, Tanka

Autumn’s Golden Leaf

Golden Leaf
The brisk wind opened 

Nature’s treasure chest 

Found a golden leaf

Placed it right in my path

To glitter in the sunshine

Tanka 

I was stopped in my tracks today by the sight of this leaf! It lay in the parking lot right by my car. It looked like it was painted with Gold Leaf Paint but it wasn’t. It was just a light brown leaf but the way the sun was shining on it it looked very golden Such an unusual sight. A pleasant surprise in my day. 😊

Posted in Free Verse, October 2016

Uncaptured Beauty

Autumn Trees
Autumn posed for me

Outside my window

Her golden brown skirt

Flowing upon a carpet of green

She stood

With one arm draped in scarlet

The other in gold

The wind gasped and held its breath

The song birds sat in silence

As I tried to capture her beauty

With my muted watercolors

In frustration I shouted “No!”

All this silence must go!

Her beauty she must show

Vividly, boldly, richly,

Her colors cannot be muted

They must glow and burst forth

Awaking the senses

Blazing forth vibrantly

Until Autumn is no more!

Free Verse

This poem wrote itself as I stood looking out my patio window at the colors of Autumn and pondering in my heart of how I might paint the beauty that was in front of me. Quickly realizing though that these vibrant colors should not be muted by watercolor, I chose to take a photo instead 😊 

Posted in October 2016, Reverse Etheree

Five Months Later…

Carpet of fall leaves--thankful, grateful, blessed
Today i walk upon a carpet of leaves

In red, yellow, gold, orange, brown 

Colors so vibrant yet fading

The opposite of my trodding

Feet which are renewed

To walk more lively

Step more sure

Than before

In Summer’s 

Days

Reverse Etheree

I am so thankful that I am pretty much back to normal again after my fall five months ago. I feel very blessed to be able to get out and go for a walk and do things again. Thanking God for His healing, strength and encouragement. He was my ever present help in my time of need.