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Monday, 5 October 2015

Shades ...

of umber, ochre and sienna ...
... appearing leaf by leaf,
day by day,
as Autumn spills fiery shades,
over Summer's patchwork,
wraps her cloak,
and extends her hand in cool embrace.

VJ feels a little melancholy,
at the thought of winter chill,
and darker days.

Cradling her Summer reverie,
she clings to the last warm breath,
as she would cling to a fading love.




21 comments:

Simone said...

Wonderful poem!

rusty duck said...

Think thoughts of cosying up and having a bit of a rest. And of Spring getting nearer by the day! OK, I had to try, winter chill depresses me too.

Sal said...

Beautiful! Hope all is well with you! I don't get the time to blog as much as I once did!
Must try harder! Sal ;-)x

Red Rose Alley said...

What a pretty picture of the Autumn leaves.

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Jess today, my friend.

~Sheri

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

…. so true!
xxxxx Ale

Things and Thoughts said...

Lovely words... I adore autumn but it's not so dreary like in North. It's all about coziness, candles, fireplace, hot chocolate, golden shades and so many things...I'm sending you some sunshine as we have enough of it!
Olympia

Madelief said...

Beautiful!

Happy week ahead!

Madelief x

Down by the sea said...

It does feel like winter today and spring and summer seem so far away! Sarah x

Rosemary said...

Several blogs have expressed feelings of melancholy at this time year, but it does pass, and then we embrace what comes next. I don't expect that we would love the summer as much as we do if it was hot and the sun shone all year round.
Unbelievably I even noticed some spring bulb shoots in the garden today.

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Marina, such a beautiful poem which sums up exactly how I feel about the winter months. I’m excited this year though because the family are coming over from Australia – they don’t go back until mid January when Spring will be just around the corner.

The Reed Warbler said...

Love this .... the melancholy of Autumn, have a good week! Anita x

Angel Jem said...

But autumn needs to be. Even nature needs a tea break!

Gretel said...

I used to love autumn, but I fear as I get older, I find it somewhat melancholic too. I'm thinking forward to spring, and trying not to think about winter!

Delia West said...

I think that could be in the poem :-) lovely, dee x

Vix said...

Not a fan of this time of year, the car boots are scrappy and the spiders are enormous.
Lovely words, gorgeous Virginia Creeper. xxx

Mrs Bertimus said...

Beautiful words x

Amy at love made my home said...

Beautiful! xx

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina!
Did you see tea service we bought together at the flea market? ;o)
Kissss, *Maristella*.

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, you should make a book pumpkin! The girls enjoying this project very much. Thanks for stopping by. :)

~Sheri

Caramella said...

Beautiful poetry!

Frances - A Little Bit Vintage said...

Think instead of crackling fires, crisp frosty mornings & time to breathe.
Frances x