There she was immersed in sunlight just waiting for the warm breeze to move her onward. Hiding in the brush, she was caught between the end of bright summer days and the first breaths of autumn. I spotted her among the bushes and thriving flora along the trail.
Some wildflowers of soft yellow and bright purple stood tall in anticipation of Mother Nature's entrance. Sunset was not yet upon the scene, so the tiny visitor was easy to spot. Alongside the trail was her large counterpart, a unique token of autumn.
Fresh and untouched, two leaves, different in structure and color found their home along the creek, pausing for a short stay in the afternoon warmth. I chose the larger one to create a bouquet for my front porch, a tribute to Mother Nature's changing of the guard when the sky darkens earlier.
Line 1: Alice Cary, Autumn
Line 2: Sarojini Naidu, Autumn SongLine 3: Elizabeth Jennings, Song at the Beginning of AutumnLine 4-5: Emily Dickinson, Fall, Leaves, Fall
Line 6-7: Katherine Towers, Whim Wood
Line 8: Saigo, Winds of Autumn
I pause to look back at my six Autumn Galleries of Artistic Expressions. Take a journey with me to see the galleries filled with poetry, digital art, nature photography, and inspiration.
2014 - Finding Fall
2015 - Autumn's Palette
2016 - Autumn Venture
2017 - Autumn Ablaize
2020 - Abundant Autumn
2021 - Bedecked In Autumn(comprised of three previous sections: Unveiling of the Bedecked in Autumn Gallery, A Slice of Bedecked In Autumn Gallery, In Praise of Autumn)
So many poets, writers, artists, photographers, family, and friends added their talent to my galleries over the years. Perhaps, you would like to find your name and offering, or you might enjoy taking a brief look through the gallery on a fall afternoon.
Have a Happy Fall!
There is so much goodness here today, Carol. I'll be revisiting throughout the weekend to take it all in. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Rose, thanks for taking the time during your busy weekend to drop by. Happy Fall.Delete
Autumn Leaves is one of my favorite songs and this recording was so sweet to hear, as sweet as Nat King Cole's. So much to notice in your post, but I love how you capture the moment of random leaves falling and landing wherever they do, ready for artists like you to put them to use.ReplyDelete
Thank you anonymous for joining me here and leaving a comment. If you add your name, I will be able to personalize a response to you.Delete
Today's PF posts are so full of autumn celebrations, Carol, including every bit that you have shared. Methinks we all favor fall! I love your poem(s) & that final hoorah, "A golden storm of glittering sheaves,ReplyDelete
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves" - We had the cool come in this week & some needed rain as we welcomed fall. Now the sun is back & the trees really are starting their change. Have a great weekend! (from Linda B.)
Linda, it is always wonderful to hear from you and to keep me informed about changes in weather in Colorado. Fall arrived with its crisp air and gentle breeze. I am outside adding some decorations to the front porch. It is a delightful way to feel fall-ish.Delete
Thanks for this celebration of fall -- enjoyed your haibun and cento! And look at all those autumn galleries!!ReplyDelete
I am so thrilled to have introduced the public to poetic goodness during the autumn season. I found a couple of items from your blogs that are included in Abundant Autumn for one. I look forward to adding some more this year.Delete
As usual, you have an absolutely beautiful post, Carol. You always immerse us in nature, which is a welcome presence for many. Thank you for sharing your work, as well as the work of others!ReplyDelete
Carol, thanks for your generous comment. Showcase the beauty of the seasons and nature are ways to bring happiness to others. I do love reading all the poems or photos that come my way and then showcasing the work.Delete
Lovely lyrical haibun and the image of two leaves caught between "two seasons" in your haiku at the end is perfect. Thanks for wrapping us up in fall Carol!ReplyDelete
Wrapped in fall sounds like a good name for a blog post about the season, Michelle. Thanks for dropping by.Delete
Your haibun and cento are both such celebrations of fall. Love it!ReplyDelete
Marcie, thanks for joining me here. Even with the rain dripping down today, I celebrate fall.Delete
Wow! You are poet, anthologist, videographer and archivist all rolled into one. Isn't that just like Autumn? What nuggets of gold to play with in this post. Thank you for your joyful collections. We are the lucky ones to be able to enjoy what you share.ReplyDelete
Linda, you shower me with comments this weekend. I am thrilled that I archived all the beauty and brilliance of autumn in photographs and poetry with my work and the offerings of others. You are among one of the poets and artists that have contributed over the years.Delete
Carol, your post is lush with the sights and sense of autumn. I love the personification of the leaf as "she... caught between... summer... and first breaths of autumn." And your cento is delightful. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Patricia, thanks for recognizing my personification of the leaf. As I walked, I found the wee one all alone and thought she should have a voice. I do enjoy writing centos. I guess that is the researcher in me.
Carol, this post made me want to put on a sweater and sip hot apple cider! Fall is my favorite time of year. I always thought I was along in that because, you know, summer gets so much buzz. I'm beginning to think there are a lot of us fall-lovers out there. :)ReplyDelete
Marilyn, Poetry Friday poets do enjoy the beauty of autumn. While I love summer, I enjoy layering up this late September to celebrate the briskness of a fall afternoon. I'm off to read your post now.Delete
What a beautiful cento! And I love that oak leaf especially. Maples are usually my favorite, but...A feast of beauty here, as usual, Carol. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Good to hear from you, Laura. I loved your photos of Scotland. Thanks for your comments.Delete
What a fulsome celebration over here, Carol, and over so many years! I think most of us PF folks DO favor Fall… ahhhhhh. Thank you for your work season after season to inspire the senses! 🍁ReplyDelete
Robyn, I need nature's touch to soothe my soul so thanks for joining me here. I am playing catchup today since this week was a blur (my husband had a successful hip replacement.Delete
You're capturing so many of the things about autumn that I love. ❤️ Thanks, Carol!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining me last week for Autumn's arrival. Hope to see you at PF this week.Delete