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featheredwing
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As sunlight dims

Mellow shades

Nestle through

Woodland and

Forest,

 

To dapple

Pigments

Of leaves,

Before weary

Branches fade.

 

Those berries

Ripened for

Sticky fingers...

Licked with joy

From hedge

And bush

Down

Memory Lane,

Till evening

Leads us

Home again.

 

Now Autumns

Canvas is complete,

Embrace reds, those

Golden russet browns,

Honeyed promises,

Indulge yourself before

Frosty snow appears.

 

 

 

 

 

This topic was modified 3 weeks ago 2 times by featheredwing

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Posted : 06/09/2020 3:28 pm
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stormwolf
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Ah yes. "The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" as John Keats said. There is a feeling in autumn that is experienced by most as a deep inner richness and preparation for withdrawing. It reminds me of our connection to the natural world and the cycles therein.

This poem captures that. I like the last line as 'Frosty Snow' sounds like a person like Jack Frost so that it reminds me of childhood and walking to school marvelling at the glitter on fallen leaves and the puddles now iced over.

That was way back in the days when we had proper seasons and nature was not getting confused ...but that is a whole new ball game. 🤨 
 Any day now, the tall green trees I see from my window will start turning and with it comes a vague feeling of sadness.

Alison x

I never let good advice interfere with my plans.

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Posted : 06/09/2020 6:52 pm
featheredwing
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Hi Alison,

your comment summed up what I was trying to convey perfectly. How the seasons come and go gives inspiration and balances the mind. Autumn has always been my favourite time of year when I feel most comfortable. There's nothing like a walk in the forest at this time of the year for me, that feeling of mystery as nature settles down to sleep and magic fills the air.

But I do know where you're coming from, about way back in the day when seasons weren't so confusing for us and all of nature. Now I'm retired though I feel more grounded like I'm not swimming against the tide, but more in align if you know what I mean.

Thank you so much for taking the time out to read and leave such a kind comment. It's always nice to hear others thoughts.

Jenny Featheredwing. x Flowers      

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Posted : 07/09/2020 2:59 am
franciman
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Hi Jenny,
Another cracker.  The title is perfect, though I don't think you need the apostrophe.  I'm  sorry to sound picky, but steadfastly endeavouring takes me out of the flow?  It just seems too forced. The rest of the poem has a sumptuous feel to it.. As Burns would have it, 'Oh sister of the rural shade'...

Cheers,

Jim x

 

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Posted : 07/09/2020 1:35 pm
stormwolf
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Posted by: @featheredwing

Now I'm retired though I feel more grounded like I'm not swimming against the tide, but more in align if you know what I mean.

Hi Jenny,
I know exactly what you mean. Being in the last quadrant of the medicine wheel gives me the mellowness of Autumn (mostly)  Wink  

 

Alison x

I never let good advice interfere with my plans.

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Posted : 07/09/2020 6:08 pm
featheredwing
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Hi Jim, I take on board what you said. Thank you for stopping by to read and glad you enjoyed the rest of the poem.

Jenny Featheredwing.

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Posted : 08/09/2020 8:16 am
featheredwing
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Hi again Alison,

Isn't it nice to slow down and not have to worry about working? I'm a typical home lover and in my element just watching the world go by with a mug of coffee in hand. Hot Drink   Wink   Makes me feel happy. Happy  

Jenny Featheredwing. x

J E Skinner

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Posted : 08/09/2020 8:28 am
stormwolf
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@featheredwing Oh yes! I so enjoy the time to do my own thing after what was always a very busy, hectic life. My health issues mean I have to pace myself but I try to live very much in the moment finding pleasure in the simple things of life. 
Talking of mugs of coffee.... 🤗 😘  

I never let good advice interfere with my plans.

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Posted : 09/09/2020 8:30 am
gee
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That's such a lovely description of my favourite season. There's a place in the village where trees overhang a lane and there's always a carpet of leaves there. I love walking through it and listening to the sound they make while looking at all the colours. Such a lovely read. Thank you, Jenny.

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Posted : 11/09/2020 2:10 pm
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featheredwing
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Hi there Gee,

sorry I'm a bit late to your lovely comment. I don't seem to get any form of message in my email to let me know.

Autumn is also my favourite time of year too, it's so much cooler for walking in and also for the beautiful colours of leaves.

Thank you for stopping by to read and let me know you enjoyed.

Jenny Featheredwing.

J E Skinner

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Posted : 13/09/2020 12:15 pm
daffni
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My favourite season too. Wish I could go to the forest but am still locked down [scared if cofid] but at least iving where I do I can watch the trees etc daily in my lane as i take the dog walkies. Anyway ;ove your poem.

Daffni

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