AUTUMN

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.

  

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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.

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.

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