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The First Hint of Fall

Updated on September 12, 2017
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Audrey writes poetry to fulfill a need and release confined feelings. She won her first poetry contest at age 7. We all have a poem to write

The soul of autumn.
The soul of autumn. | Source

Mother Earths Fall Celebration

The first hint of fall arrives

We slip into the leeward side of the seasons

The Autumnal Equinox

Enveloping cold fronts from the north


The sky regains its deeper hue

Crimson spider lilies dance on long stalks

Humingbirds visit for a nectar's drink

We walk through the woods as autumn leaves fall


Mother Earths fall celebration lies before us

A time for turning inward

The days grow shorter

the night grows colder


The flames from the fireplace

Rekindle a passion for ideas

Embers fertilize seeds of change

A harvest awaits us


Unity between ourselves and Mother Earth

Creating balance in our lives

Harmony in natural ways

A sacred entity


The autumnal equinox

The first day of fall

An equal duration of day and night

Mother Earth's natural rhythms


We welcome fall with colors gold

Every leaf in the forest

Every blade in the field

Nature erupts in all her glory.

Autumn is a Second Spring

Autumn is a second spring when every leafs a flower - Albert Camus
Autumn is a second spring when every leafs a flower - Albert Camus | Source

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      Larry W. Fish 8 weeks ago

      Fall is my favorite season of the year as the summer heat turns into those cooler crisper days and the leaves turn color in a magical display of beauty. I love this poem.

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      Genna East 2 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Spring and fall...my favorites as they whisper and portend of all the beauty in change and promise. I love this poem, Audrey, and how "Autumn is a Second Spring." Just perfect. :-)

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      Audrey Hunt 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you Terrie Lynn. This means so much to me. Take care.

      FlourishAnyway

      Fall must be Mother Nature's way of showing off. No other season brings so much beauty. Thanks my friend.

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      Terrie Lynn 2 months ago from Canada

      Hi, Audrey. I love this poem and fall, well done. I love to read about the different seasons. You did a great job of describing it all.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Fall is my favorite season. You highlight some of the best things about it -- the color, the coziness, and the settling in.

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      Maria Jordan 2 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Fall is my favorite time of year. Your captured her beauty beautifully.

      Love you and hugs, Maria

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      Dora Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful! Your poem makes me think of Keats' Ode to Autumn. I love every opportunity I get to experience fall, my favorite season.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Mary

      I've lived in areas that don't get seasons. But there are lovely paintings and photos to draw from. One of the pieces I love to play on the piano is "The Four Seasons".

      Thanks Mary. My best to you.

      Jay C

      So happy to know you survived hurricane Harvey. I sometime wonder if nature rebels in the form of hurricanes, tornados and such. I love your beautiful comments!

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      Mary Wickison 2 months ago from Brazil

      Lovely seasonal poem. 'Harmony in natural ways' is a beautiful line.

      We don't get seasons where I live, only wet or dry. It is one of the things I miss about a temperate climate.

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      Jay C OBrien 2 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      Looking forward to Autumn after Hurricane Harvey.

      I look forward to the day we are Humane to Humanity.

      We are all One in Race,

      One Source for All religions is recognized,

      All Prophets, though flawed, are from the One Source,

      No fighting, or hatred or war.

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      Bill Holland 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Rain is predicted here today after a torrid summer. The grape leaves are turning color. The berries are done ripening. Yes, fall is here, despite what the calendar says. Lovely poem my friend.

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      Linda Lum 2 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Audrey, I always dread the arrival of Autumn; to me there is sadness in the season when all of nature withers and slumbers, preparing for the death of winter.

      Your perspective is so joyful. I will try to hold onto those thoughts, a lovely poem indeed. Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is a melancholy time for me. I live in the coastal desert and there is very little fall compared to what I grew up with at 7,000 feet.

      In fact I am doing some planting.

      Thank you for this wonderful piece with wonderful pictures. It is very well done.

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Beautiful tribute to the coming Autumn my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful poem and so nicely expressed!

      Loved your pictures as well.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Hari Prasad S 2 months ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful poetry Audrey. Excellent.

      - hari

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      John Hansen 2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      What a wonderfully descriptive piece of poetry describing the beauty of Fall. Beautifully penned Audrey and lovely photos.