Autumn’s Gift

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Writers' Pantry #37:  Rise of the stink bugs  (posted by Rommy)

"As someone who loves to notice the cycles of nature around me, and tries to find the beauty of every season, I try to think of it less as “argh… that’s the 9th stink bug I’ve thrown out of the house this morning” and more “ah, well, I guess the cooler weather is here to stay, so I can dig out my favorite sweaters and enjoy chai tea”. At least that’s my goal. What seasonal things do you look forward to?"

Colors, colors, colors–
mustard, fiery orange,
robust red.  I stop
looking over my shoulder
for wasps.  My gaze
is glued to trees'
hues.  Some leaves fall
early, nicely crunchable.
Air feels fresher
on my face, cooler breeze
invigorates.  Pumpkins
on vines, hot apple
cider, add to season's
scintillating scents.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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7 Responses to Autumn’s Gift

  1. Helen Dehner says:

    I should print your poem, carry it with me all day for the foreseeable future …. the smoke in Bend Oregon is choking everyone.


  2. Rall says:

    You have painted a lovely Autumn Picture.


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