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' In This Autumn Of The Year...


In this Autumn of the year ther' be image
Divinité illustrés....Oui, l'utopie du Poète.
Flecks and shades, a bleeding hued spray
Of Summer's closure...'cross the causway

In this Autumn of the year ther' be breeze
Whisp's feather red cheeks... tip stiff lobes
Opposement to the gusts of Winter's sting
Autumn flails its limbs on goldened wings

In this Autumn of the year ther' be rainfall
A subtle, chilling mist.....that feeds the soil
Preparing for the Harvest.....Thanksgiving
Comes mornings frost, Decembers ringing

In this Autumn of the year.....ther' be spice
Mother Natures encore.........in full majesty
Hickory's flounce o'er ashed chimney tops
Country fairs, an' their sidewalk sale stops

In this Autumn of the year ther' be romance
Love, that's shared beneath Harvest's Moon
Spirit's dancing join ''Soul's'' of Hallows Eve
Cornucopia of nature- 'tis what Autumn be.

____________ ~ F j R ~ _____________



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Frank James Ryan Jr. / FjR

Submitted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Edited: Saturday, September 27, 2014

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  • Ramesh T A (4/3/2014 3:13:00 AM)

    Romance in Autumn is beautifully expressed along with other items one can witness in this beautiful season of kaleidoscopic splendour! (Report) Reply

  • Kaila George (6/27/2012 8:02:00 PM)

    How can one not see the beauty in mother nature, you bring it to life, its a beautiful poem, thanks for giving grace to those of us that often are blinded by our own internal blinding sight. (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Collins (5/21/2008 8:54:00 PM)

    What a beautifull write filled with so much color and imagery.. I am not a fan of the fall, it depresses me and always has, however you bring so many beautifull colors to mind, and show the reader a new season is yet around the corner! Excelelnt...

    Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (5/20/2008 4:15:00 AM)

    beautiful images of autumn. i think we have some things in common - our joy in nature and all the seasons. (Report) Reply

  • Coach Roth (5/6/2008 12:47:00 PM)

    Despite suffering seasonal depression, Autumn has always been my favorite time of the year...to have a hot mug of cocoa and read poetry like yours makes the coming of winter tolerable...beautiful and eloquent capture of a season...Coach (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (1/15/2008 6:14:00 AM)

    Autumn comes alive again via your magical poetic pen. Beautiful poem, Frank.
    Poemhunter Needs your eloquence. Take care.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Lillian J. (8/16/2007 4:55:00 PM)

    Imagery alive and diction impressive, flow smooth, all in all quite perfect!


    Lilly :) (Report) Reply

  • Raul Castelan (6/7/2007 9:25:00 AM)

    Oh, my, my, my, this takes me back to the 1800s writers. How they would dine with you to converse about your detailed work. I wouldn't even doubt some of the great writers from that era praising your work. The reason why I say this is because I love the writings of the 1800s. They have left me at awe all the time. This is what I say about yours, you stand with the MASTERS. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (12/3/2006 9:24:00 AM)

    Autumn a beautiful time of year, with the fallingof autumn leaves and such. The imagry is remarkable, I love this poem very much. Thankyou Frank--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • Gary Townsend (12/1/2006 1:05:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem Frank.My favourite time of the year.Very well written in your inimitable style.
    Best Wishes,
    Gary (Report) Reply

  • Prasanna Kumari (9/27/2006 10:34:00 PM)

    your magical words bringing image, breeze, rainfall, spices.and romance that blends and binds love with autumn is just wonderful.you are a gifted poet.i enjoy your poems (Report) Reply

  • Michael Gale (9/23/2006 2:16:00 PM)

    'Nother great write with great lines.
    Tens abound every inch of this poem.
    God bless all poets-MJG. (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (9/21/2006 3:28:00 AM)

    Frank, this is lyrical and mellow. You have captured the musical tones of the golden season of change and preparation with great poetic skill. Love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • Tracey Collins (9/18/2006 8:17:00 AM)

    nice rite...Sir Frank Autumn is A nice time of the year....But after the autumn comes that cold winter spell..... (Report) Reply

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