Autumnal Mood

“There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

There’s deep serene perched on clear blue skies of an autumn day. The kind of calm with an aura of authority, even the hurried and flustered lower the pace. Lake clasps the moment and welcomes the sun to shine. Peace and solitude occupy space, not only by the lakeside but in every breath taken and released.

Earthy and fresh, nature puts on a spectacular display. Red and gold leaves; a majestic fall. How can a warbler ask for a poem, when it already knows the song in my heart? How can it ask, for every autumn leaf falling is poetry!

A smile glows; a heart filled with gratitude for Autumn and I have a mutual understanding. Ours was an obscure relationship at first, for Summer led me believe I was her baby. Because down south, October is one of those simmering months spring overlapping with summer.

But, October loved me before I was born. Now Autumn, generous, opens her arms and calls a name. It is to this silence and peace, I respond.

In harmony with Nature

process note: As I celebrate another birthday, I take a closer look at how nature continues to inspire and help me put things into perspective. And I can’t help but be grateful.

Mushrooming in the Fall

Glimmery valley
After a rainfall
Forest floor opulent;
Fairies sprinkle magic
Entice lovers to dance
In nature’s abundant love.

Spring

I grab the month by its tail, working my way backwards to fulfill a promise. Springtime fails to cheer the mundane and yet feigns innocence as a minstrel continues to sleep. But a promise is a promise, and here am I.

Spring arrives songless―
wake up and dance old sluggard
elusive genius

The Swan

Note: Hello fellow writers and dear readers! It’s good to be back…I’ve missed blogging. Now, I have lots of catching up to do. Wishing you a happy spring full of sweet days and inspiration!