147. Theme 13 ~Autumn~

My favorite season!  Cool crisp air, beautiful colors, the smell and crackle of wood burning in the fireplace, pumpkins & cornstalks & bales of hay, apple picking and baking pies, squirrels gathering acorns, cider & donuts, scarecrows, jumping in neatly raked piles of leaves, chestnuts and butternut squash soup!  lol  I really used to love the smell of burning leaves but that’s not considered environmentally friendly these days.

An Autumn Day


Tell me when the days turn cold

And the crisp, bitter nights set in

I’ll bid adieu, adieu to the sun

And embrace the northern winds

Wake me from my restless sleep

For the trees will crackle soon

And shed their cumbersome coats and dance

Bare with me and the moon

My mouth how it waters in pure delight

Dreaming of scented dregs

Cinnamon, pumpkin, apple spice

Swirling in my head!

And on Halloween, I’ll await you where

The headless one rides by

Chasing after phantom fools

And so this night shall I,

September days may shorten in length

October evenings can fright

November rains may fall and freeze

Over the Saman night

But deep within the heart

Of the dormant Earth

The little buds await the Fall

To ensure them of rebirth

And so I sit much like them

Dependant in every way

Upon the plentiful harvest,

Of an autumn day.

                      B.R. Jording

9 responses

  1. We are total Opposites, I am glad that it is becoming sticky and warm with heat a plenty! Hey we are in Sync.

    November 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

  2. Love the way those dark trunks really stand out amongst the autumn colours.

    November 9, 2011 at 12:26 am

  3. Love your beautiful picture and the poem, too.

    November 9, 2011 at 3:27 am

  4. Beautiful autumn scene and poem.

    November 9, 2011 at 9:12 am

  5. Autumn is great , glowing and warm . Great composition I like to imagine where roads end up

    November 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

  6. An Essenes of fall, I love the colors and the long shadows on that winding road. I miss the smell of burning leaves too.

    November 14, 2011 at 12:04 am

  7. Oops spell chuck amok! That should be essence of fall…

    November 14, 2011 at 12:05 am

  8. This is a good site.

    November 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm

  9. Peter Boccadoro

    Wow! Great colors … like how the road leads me into the photo.

    November 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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