Ageing  leaves fall to the ground

Ushering  in the end of summer days

Tumbling twirling , furling all around

Under  heaving boughs of harvest golden light plays

Myriads of scurrying animals gather winter stores

Night  draws in and  morning  is dressed in foggy  silver hoar.



As  smoke from a thousand bonfires rise

Unwinding  dads rid the evening train homewards

Turning their eyes to the dying light thought of stake pie and fries

Uniformed school children collect harvest  rewards

Muffled sounds of muted  car tyres

Nipping cold , pinched cheeks as summer expires.

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 21:12:31

    oh Willow these are perfectly precise on Autumn days and nights!
    wonderfully creative your thoughts are…I like them very much
    Thank you for sharing you and your words, which = a 🙂 always
    Hope your first full day of Autumn was all the best !
    ( I just came in from gardening for the Autumn…redoing beds and attempting to finish the greenhouse! I need a helper some days I think LOLs

    Take Care…You Matter…


  2. Paul
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 21:21:33

    Beautiful Willow – you really captured the special feeling of Autumn. I am just sitting here immersed in the memories. Great post


  3. SalvaVenia
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 22:08:02

    Sweet autumn just changing life again. 🙂


  4. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 22:23:02

    See, smell, touch, feel autumn. You’ve captured them all. 🙂
    One day of cold we had yesterday and although i love fall, I want summer BACK. ❤


  5. Brenda Davis Harsham
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 00:24:22

    Just lovely!


  6. 1EarthUnited
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 03:33:33

    This is lovely Willow, I enjoyed the colors shining through your poetry. 🙂


  7. Sig Nordal Jr.
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 03:40:00

    Reblogged this on Sig.Nordal and commented:
    Thank for sharing this piece


  8. socialbridge
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 05:44:15

    Willow, the word ‘uniformed’ really got me!
    Great sense of Autumn throughout.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 24, 2014 @ 08:50:55

      Did it remind you of school and nuns or was it something else. I used to hate the winter uniform.


      • socialbridge
        Sep 24, 2014 @ 10:53:35

        It reminded me of the actual uniform which was a big heavy box-pleated grey ‘thing’. We had to wear a check red and white blouse under it and a wine cardigan. The dressmaker who made my uniform decided to give us value so she added a big lump of extra material within the waist which could be let down as I grew. I didn’t really ever grow any taller from when I was eleven so the lump remained for 5 years!!!

      • willowdot21
        Sep 24, 2014 @ 11:30:05

        I am not surprised ours was a gymslip with white blouse and school tie, blazer, dark Navy felt closh style hat and brown knee length socks. When we reached the dizzy height’s of third form seniors we wore Aline skirt still long brown socks the sixth form allowed stockings or tights. Don’t start me on the summer uniform… Oh! nearly forgot sensible brown shoes or sandles

  9. Lisa
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 13:22:42

    Very nice!


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