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October Muse



Bare autumn branches
Chilled blue-slate skies
City geese lingering
Readying to fly

Air sharply bracing
River running slow
Evergreens stand silent
Cold north winds blow

Golden leaves rustle
Fires burning low
Black fields abandoned
Pumpkins all aglow

Prairie grasses silver
Gilded fast by frost
Summer days departed
Loved yet never lost

Were it not for seasons
I might never know
While the earth a’slumbers
Miracles can grow

Greenest days may disappear
As birds upon swift wing
Wintry winds may howl and roar
But summer always sings

© 2013 S. Michaels
Green Light Diary

Canada Geese photo, st.gdefon.com

Author: LightWriters

Life. Faith. Wellness.

5 thoughts on “October Muse

  1. What beautiful words…that summer always sings. Yes, I hear the melody always in my heart. Lovely poem, Susan! Yes , were it not for the seasons…

  2. Very moving photos indeed!. Living in South Africa, I really miss autumn in America, especially in the Midwest.

    • I can understand missing autumn. Each of the seasons seems to have different stories to tell…but autumn’s a favorite of mine as well! 🙂

  3. thanks so much, Kev. As winter edges in, it’s good to dream of summer. 🙂

  4. Beautiful picture and beautiful poem!

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