Autumn's gay dance.

Autumns gay dance.

Autumn leaves dance gaily around,
they swirl in haze, towards the ground.
Auburns, golds, russets too,
offering different shapes, differing hues.

The wind picks up and blows the trees,
the foliage is carried from  canopies.
Fine English Oak and Beeches shed all to the land.
Maples and Sycamores, add to the "dance".

Falling, falling, with the season's formation,
picking up speed , they collect for soil fermentation.
Witnessing the act brings happiness, delight.
But it can also be a sobering, somber sight.
Winter will at last, be on it's way.
The cold, icy blast, will freeze leaves, well away...

About this poem

My observances of Autumn a lovely season full of mellow tints and late summer fruits.It can be a mild time but also a cold time, prelude to Winter.

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Submitted by ljsanders on September 21, 2022

Modified on April 26, 2023

36 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 622
Words 118
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 6

Laura Sanders

I live in Dorset in the U.K.I am inspired by nature and the countryside, especially the seasons, and the weather.I write about all sorts of topics and my poems are usually rhyming, haiku or free verse. more…

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