Celebrating the signs of Autumn

18 Sep

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All the leaves are green
except for those on the tree
that stands sentinel
at the top of the street.
Its yellowing leaves
are the harbingers of Autumn.

There are other signs.
They appear most mornings,
announcing the change of seasons:
slippered feet on cold floors,
car lights turned on
for my dark drive to work,
jackets, worn to work, but
casually carried home
on warm afternoons.

Back to school
comes long before
Fall really begins
and I long to wear
tights and sweaters
and to feel the chill disappear
as I pull on my hat and gloves.

 

6 Responses to “Celebrating the signs of Autumn”

  1. TammyB September 18, 2018 at 6:05 am #

    I am ready for the chill…not here yet. It was 90 degrees yesterday…booooooo

    https://tammysreadinglife.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/10ish-things-i-learned-over-the-weekend/

  2. anita ferreri September 18, 2018 at 6:11 am #

    The shorter days are a sure sign of fall…..I have a love of most things fall, but I love the sunlight!

  3. Rita K. September 18, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    Love you’re sentiments and how well you express them.

  4. revolutionarymusings September 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

    What a beautiful poem

  5. arjeha September 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    I really enjoy the colors of Fall. I am all for warm days and cool nights.

  6. Brian Rozinsky September 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

    Nifty image of the sentinel tree, the outlier keeping watch and signaling what’s to come.

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