Monday, September 28, 2009


Photo by S. Auberle
Autumn is a fancy woman
walking the streets tonight.
A lady whose lover has gone,
turning her dry and brittle
as that icy shriek of wind
bending once-golden grasses
down onto cold earth.
She walks and watches
the waning moon,
the fading hours of light,
weeping for that summer love
who sipped her like the finest wine,
who whirled and twirled her heart,
vowing their dance would never end.
Autumn is the woman
in gaudy red silk,
there on the street corner
under that lamp,
holding off the winter
of her days, tired
brown leaves swirling at her feet.
~ mimi


Blogger Jackie said...

Sharon, the photo and poem are so good--I so look forward to your changing motifs to begin my day.


8:40 AM  
Blogger Sharon Auberle said...

Thanks so much, Jackie.
and may I say, having been on one of those Hawaiian puddlejumpers, that I got a laugh out of your flying (mis)adventure!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Virginia bed and breakfast said...

Autumn starts on or around 15 September and ends on about 20 December in traditional East Asian solar term.

3:19 AM  
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Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is associated with giving thanks to God for the harvest and expressing gratitude.

3:21 AM  

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