Saturday, October 23, 2010

Autumn RAIN

Rain is falling now at 7 am in the morning
just when I was going to go out walking early.
That's fine, I would rather just blog than walk.
It's cooler today, quite chilly as summer ends.

Change is trying to come gradually, but it's
still a shock. The sudden coolness in the air,
leaves dancing off trees, and daylight disappearing.
When did it begin? Yesterday was steaming summer.

It's all right, part of the cycle called seasons.
Repeated year after year, even in the desert.
I have seen the autumn leaves all dressed
in their farewell colors waving "goodbye."

6 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Pretty display! Goodbye leaves... see you in the spring!

Mare said...

I love the beautifl colors of autumn, and it is hard to watch the trees become naked and then winter happens. I guess appreciating each season's uniqueness makes it a good journey!!

SandyCarlson said...

It comes suddenly and slowly...and magically. We have lost our 70-degree days, I think. Now we are chilly and sneezing. It's amazing, the rhythm of time. How can it catch us unawares and still be a rhythm?

I enjoyed this poem very much.

Linda Reeder said...

A storm off the Pacific hit us last night and dumped .75 inches of rain in four hours. This is the first strom of autumn. More will come. I just don't want those colorful leaves to be stripped of the trees too fast as they are "waving goodbye".

Kay said...

Sigh, I'd love to see some change of season right now.

Rambling Woods said...

You really captured the feeling of fall in your poem Lin...