David Wood

Rookie - 339 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Autumn


Autumn prepares the earth for the cold of winter
The warmth of the summer sun has gone
Now chill winds blow autumn leaves from trees
Making a patchwork quilt on woodland paths.

Autumn brings rainy days and cloud filled skies
And chilled dark mornings glistening in the rain.
On farms the harvest is gathered in and put
In vast barns and silo’s ready for winter.

Nature starts to gather food for the coming winter
And birds play musical chairs with some flying
South for the winter only to be replaced with
Other birds flying in from colder climates.

The world turns as it travels through time and space;
Soon winter will close down nature where
Survival of the fittest is the order of the day
And a snow covered landscape beckons all.

Submitted: Friday, October 11, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 10,908 Points Soulful Heart (1/5/2015 1:26:00 AM)

    Seems like another Ode to autumn.....................a ray of hope like the silver lining of the clouds......................beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,807 Points Rajnish Manga (1/4/2015 10:14:00 PM)

    Very true to life landscape of autumn is presented by the poet. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 442 Points Yasmeen Khan (11/3/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    Starting from autumn and ending in chilly winters, it's a nice description of seasons. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 423 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/17/2013 10:47:00 AM)

    Autumn is a season for poets and lovers
    Both of whom pine for the lost valley of flowers
    On that grey canvass God will paint again
    Green, red and gold with seasonal rains

    (good poem sir, keep writing and welcome to my page too) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Angela Collins (10/16/2013 7:14:00 PM)

    beautiful David! Your poems are interesting and consistently enjoyable.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (10/13/2013 4:01:00 PM)

    Of all the seasons autumn perhaps is closest to man's heart.
    I love your patchwork quilt of leaves, somehow stirs me to say perfect. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/13/2013 12:46:00 PM)

    ejoyable wonderful poem autumn lovely write Mr David Love your write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 158 Points Queeny Gona (10/13/2013 11:49:00 AM)

    I enjoyed the way Autumn has been beautiful y described in here! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,344 Points Hans Vr (10/13/2013 8:57:00 AM)

    Wonderful description of the season.
    The glamour of the colourful tress can be amazing
    Wonderful end wih the anticipation of snow (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (10/13/2013 3:23:00 AM)

    Gets lovelier and lovelier towards the end. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,730 Points Heather Wilkins (10/12/2013 8:33:00 PM)

    Autumn a beautiful time of year. Bright colors abound. I love the season nice imagery brings the season to life.10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 158 Points Queeny Gona (10/12/2013 8:21:00 AM)

    A lovely write with beautiful imagery of Autumn season! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 158 Points Queeny Gona (10/12/2013 8:16:00 AM)

    Wow! Very beautiful imagery is portrayed in this beautiful write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,088 Points Valsa George (10/12/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    Autumn, the season of harvests and russet leaves will soon pave way for the freezing winter! Seasons will thus come and go adding years to us and we do not know what is in store for us the next moment! ! A lovely write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,744 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/12/2013 6:29:00 AM)

    Autumn is so beautifully described in your poem. I always look forward to your poems. They excel when ou describe nature, birds, harvesting, ...lovely poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,450 Points Lyn Paul (10/12/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    Dear David so well done, may I say whilst reading this I could here the words in David Attenboroughs voice maybe that is your next role (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,639 Points Dave Walker (10/11/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    It's been really cold here in Leeds for the last few days so I think we're in for a bad winter.
    A great poem. (Report) Reply

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