Hail to Autumn , Summers Gone.

And gently as the sun goes down

The smoke from bonfires all around.

The hedgehog and the squirrel gone to ground

Grandpa shows the lad the acorns and pine combs he has found.

Twirls of mist at morn and dusk chill the bones

Lights on for breakfast and for tea  in cozy looking homes.

The leaves swirl and dance, children curled up by the fire their noses in tombs.

Fairies dancing in the fire glad they are not outside, it’s getting chilly for the garden gnomes.

The grass is sodden and the  flowers in the garden droop and bend

Fathers and sons bonfires build and another summer is at an end .

All Souls and Halloween are in view lots of spooky things to do for Vlad and his friends.

Frosts and fog sweep and unfurl through the streets across the fields , down to the river and around the bend.

Summer had picked up her skirts and in a flash was gone

Taking with her the warm  and flighty summer song

It’s got  cold and damp, and we’ve lost an hour but nothings wrong

Autumn Annie has returned, now that lovely flowering summer has gone.

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IdealisticRebel
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 20:18:48

    I loved our words and the image you created. Thank you. I haven’t felt welcoming to the arrival of autumn but it is here and I should enjoy its unique beauty. Thanks for the reminder. In peace, Barbara

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  2. IdealisticRebel
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 20:19:06

    Reblogged this on idealisticrebel.

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  3. I HAVE A VOICE
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 21:02:01

    Creativity to its copper crest!

    Reply

  4. Bernice
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 23:22:20

    Very nice and so true. So very quickly summer is gone taking the warmth and long days with it…. so sad really…. 🙂

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Sep 16, 2013 @ 06:33:10

      Bernice this time last week we were visiting my brother and his wife who live by the sea and we had Tshirt and shorts on basking in the warmth of summer. Now we need to put the heating on and the rain and cold winds are here! xx

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  5. Dr. Rex
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 00:09:47

    The end of summer!!! TY for the reminder & post!!
    Reblog: http://hrexach.wordpress.com/

    Reply

  6. Dr. Rex
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 00:10:50

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Announcement of a new season!! Yay …..

    Reply

  7. Brenda
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 01:02:38

    I love this!! Can I reblog?

    Reply

  8. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 01:37:31

    wonderful and as I read I image I will wake up to Autumn…again
    this past week has brought us mornings of Autumn…
    Beautiful Willow….Thank you for the coolness of Autumn against this Texas summer keeps coming back…
    Take care…!
    )0(
    maryrose

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  9. saminaiqbal27
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 03:15:55

    ‘Thou hast thy beauty too’ (Keats, Ode to autumn) I loved keats ode to autumn but after reading your poem I love this even better. How wonderfully you have written about the going of summer and coming of autumn. Wonderful post.

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  10. Brenda
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 11:45:18

    Reblogged this on friendlyfairytales and commented:
    Here’s a great homage to autumn, full of wonderful details and a joyful spirit. I hope you like it as much as I did! Have a great week! Brenda

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  11. Andrea
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 11:49:53

    Yes, my love, what we send out returns that light as powerful energy again back is one with the unconditional love, so I wish you a beautiful Monday and everything good for you sending divine blessing you with.I am pleased to have found you on the wide network…The most important item is the health without which there is mostly no longer so good.Sincerely Andrea

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  12. serendipityherbals
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 16:33:18

    Beautiful, beautiful! I LOVE IT!!! 🙂

    Reply

  13. reocochran
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 21:09:44

    So sweetly and quaintly written. I like the way the pine cones are called pine “combs” and the way the creatures and the natural wonders are described. The photo/artwork is so lovely, too!

    Reply

  14. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 06:43:45

    Willow, I so much love your words. Fairies dancing, I love to imagine. Forever.

    This is so beautiful, Willow. I’m not glad winter is done, though 🙂

    Reply

  15. johnallenrichter
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:00:41

    Certainly my favorite time of year… I think your poem touches on just about every reason why… My grandfather gave me a polished acorn once, which I carried in my pocket for years…..

    Reply

  16. 4valentines4words4poetry4you
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:38:32

    great poetry of autumn shared through beautiful words of poetry

    Reply

  17. Simona
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 10:32:09

    𝓗𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓸.. 𝓱𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓭𝓪𝔂 ♥

    Reply

  18. thaygoulart
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 21:28:35

    This is simply beautiful! Spring started today in Brazil and I miss my favorite season already, autumn.

    Reply

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