The Autumn Beauty Poem


About a week ago I wrote a short essay about Autumn, followed by the poem below. I separated the poem here for the purpose of submitting it to the Thursday Poet Rally entry this week. Please take the picture here to take you to the Poets Rally blog to see more poems from other poets.

If you would like to see my complete essay, please click the link here: Autumn Beauty

what a wonderful name you have
what a gentle nature
what a peaceful feeling you bring,
lucky are those
who have been swept away by your wind
because they’re forever changed,
doomed are those
who have been touched by your color
because they’ll forever ache for your beauty,
you’re always beautiful to me
and i will always adore you
even with your flaws,
you are a wonder on this Earth
an awe to us
and we are humble to have you

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On Future


“The future is an opaque mirror.  Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.”  ~Jim Bishop

Image credit to lysflies @ DeviantArt, titled Brave yourself for tomorrow

a test in trusting

teetered, tainted by darkness

deeply Terrified

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from four spells to one

the passage is never light

heart trembling with fear

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on my path You hold

the lantern to happiness

thus, i surrender

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a new page breathing

music starts, pen dancing to

the tune of life, fresh

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one need not be blind

with faith and hope as weapons

when facing unknown

Image credit to Virgard @ DeViantArt, titled Blind Hope

“Every tomorrow has two candles, We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

This post is part of:

On Solitude


Language…has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.  ~ Paul Tillich.


For Haiku Heights:

when i seek solitude

i often see loneliness

behind the bushes, peeking

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For 5-line poetry month:

when solitude finds me

i thought not of fighting back

surrendering in its caress

it protects me

from more rejections

Haiku Heights prompt #44 — Solitude

ABC Wednesday — prompt \”s\”

Thursday Poets Rally 44 (May 19 – May 25, 2011)