Sunday, October 10, 2010

Awe of Autumn

Be clothed within an autumn mist
Of morning’s coolest dew
Look upward to the painted sky
Of season’s rusty hue
Step lightly midst the crunching leaves
That blow ‘pon hearty breeze
Then hunker down and lay their bed
‘Neath winters snowy freeze

Be crisp the night with snap of chill
And short of day be warm
The sunset mirrors the changing leaves
As stars of night do form
The fields be tanned with burdened straw
Of summer’s life fulfilled
And autumn’s flowers, days be kissed
With season’s colors willed.
~ Sherry Gail Heim


Verde Farm said...

Beautiful poem and love that barn--you capture the moment so well.

Betsy Brock said...

Lovely! We're having some Indian Summer this weekend!

Deb said...

So appropriate for today. Thank you.

Sharon said...

That poem says it so well and the picture goes right with it. Good choice!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful poem and photo ! Have a great day !

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Autumn is a great season, isn't it????? Our colors have just started to 'pop' here ---this weekend. Amazing!!!! Think it's time to go to the Smokies and get some pictures....


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Clever framing!
I like it.

George said...

This post has both a beautiful photo and a wonderful autumn poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kay said...

Beautiful photo. I just love fall. The colors, the cool crisp air. We are still in the mid 90's here in SoCal though. Wish it would cool down.

L. D. said...

It is a great poem and the photo is so marvelous.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Just lovely♥ Linda xx

Barbara Anne said...

What a perfect poem and a lovely picture!

It's always a pleasure to come visit with you!


Unknown said...

Love the poem and the barn. I've been painting old barns lately, very similar to this one. Love them.

Louise said...

The barn is beautiful. I think that Autumn is my favorite time of year. No, maybe Spring. Sigh, I never can decide, but I do know that I'm always glad when Autumn comes and we get relief from the miserable hot days of Summer.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful poem!

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely poem to go with this very pretty photo Jo. Hope you had a great weekend.

Unknown said...

oh I love your blog so much, it s always great and makes me happy, big hugh Kathrin

Larry said...

Thank you for visiting my site and I do appreciate your kind words... I absolutely love the photos that you post... may you enjoy this wonderful autumn season! Larry

Dee said...

Oh my, I love this photo. I sure do like visitng your blog. :)