Poetry: Autumn into Winter


Autumn into Winter

When the glow of sunset gold

Highlights curves of rain-damp roads

When the logs lie split and seasoned

In their loose-stacked rambling rows

When the corn is long cut down

Stalks the shade of palest bone


Then a thinner wind blows in

Surges swift across bare fields

Then leaves that cling release their hold

And drift in shades of flame and gold

Then we wake to window frost

And outside breath is smoky cold


That is the time to boot up and step out

Under the highest and widest blue sky

Before it settles and softens and grays

And falls to pieces around us

That is the time to curl up and close chapters

And open the prologue of seasons to come

I appreciate your comments as always!

because home wasn't built in a day

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