Floating, drifting leaves all around;
Acorns drop and scatter upon the ground.
Leaves painted red and yellow, orange and gold;
Lingering autumn aroma teases the nose.
Days are ever shorter
And gradually cooler;
As a later sun rise
Filters the morning sky.
Clusters of dangling leaves
Still adorned in shades of green
While clinging to their branching vines
Against the tide of passing time.
But then pause, look, and behold:
Vibrant splashes of yellow, orange, and gold.
And a leaf here and there
Silently lets go floating in the air.
The vaulting sky still illuminates radiant sunshine
As if determined to thwart the swiftly encroaching night.
Squirrels and other creatures too scurry to and fro
Gathering acorns and food before that first winter snow.
Days become ever cooler still
Until there is a blowing wintry chill
And all too soon all the once vivid leaves
Loosen their grasp in a blustery breeze
Fluttering downward, carpeting the ground;
Naturally accepting their time had come.
So quietly Autumn exits allowing Winter
To have its season amid this transitioning weather.
But even so with each new passing day,
I will choose to cherish this time that the Lord has made.
Wintery Shape in the Snowscape
YOU KNOW IT’S
YOU LOOK OUTSIDE
AND SEE THE SNOW. AS SNOW
FLURRIES FLUTTER AROUND AND
DRIFT ON DOWN ALL TOO SOON COVER
THE GROUND. SNOW, SNOW, AND
MORE SNOW! STARTING IN NO
VEMBER OR DECEMBER,
THAT IS THE WAY THE WEATHER
WILL GO; SNOW, SNOW, AND MORE
SNOW. AND THAT SCENE OF EVER WHITE
SNOWFALL IS SIMPLY NOT ALL; FOR ALONG
WITH THAT SNOW WILL COME WINTER STORMS
AND BITTER, FRIGID COLD. THOSE DAYS, WEEKS,
AND MONTHS OF SNOW AND WINTRY COLD
CAN SEEM TO GO ON AND ON. EVEN SO,
ON CLEAR DAYS WHEN UPWARD
YOU GAZE YOU MAY SEE THE
SKY IS A BRILLIANT HUE
OF VIVID BLUE BENEATH THE GLOWING EYE OF THE SUN.BUT THEN STILL ALL THAT PURE WHITE SNOW AND MORE SNOW UNTIL WHITE IS THE ONLY COLOR YOU KNOW. EVEN STILL WINTER DOES HAVE ITS’ THRILLS WITH SNOWSHOEING, SKIING, AND SLEDDING DOWN HILL.AND ON A BLUSTERY COLD AND SNOWY DAY YOU JUST MAY CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY ALONG THE WAY WHEN YOU SPY IN THE SKY AN UNUSUAL VIEW OF AN ARCHING SUNDOG OF A VIBRANT ORANGE HUE. IT IS A WINTER RAINBOW; A SIGN OF HOPE JUST FOR YOU.THEN BACK TO THE SNOW, SNOW, AND MORE SNOW! OH THAT SNOW NEVER SEEMS TO QUITE END UNTIL FINALLY COMES WELCOMED SIGNS OF SPRING.
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. ~ Colossians 4:6
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Colleen M. Chesebro ~ Novelist, Prose Metrist, & Word Witch
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