Thursday, November 13, 2008

Autumn Verse

Photo from the internet

It happened so quickly this year
Overnight it seemed
All was laid bare
Where once a verdant carpet

Covered the sky

Suddenly a fire
Swept that lofty meadow
And Oh! What a blaze!
Hues of amber, gold and crimson
Filled the sky
Leaping up and flaming high
Bright as jewels

Then, in the blink of the eye

The wind blowed
The fire was out
Leaving the sky a steely grey
Skeletal arms
Reach for the heavens
Trying to hold
Onto what once was.

9 comments:

Sarch said...

Veeeery nice....thanks BK.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yup. That sounds about right. Autumn leaves NEVER last long enough.

Michael Manning said...

I must say, you captured it perfectly. Well done!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL, my dear...Just absolutely Beautiful...The Poem AND The Photograph....!

Dianne said...

what a wonderful post for November

the photo is stunning!

Mar said...

A very poetic entry...love it!!

R. Sherman said...

I've been swamped and am catching up. It's good to see you're still around.

Cheers.

Maithri said...

Lyrical and powerful words,

Peace and light,

M

Scarlet said...

Beautiful! It reminds me of what autumn was like before I moved to South Florida.

By the way, Michele sent me. :)