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Autumn Dance

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Oh, my friend,

it hasn’t been too long -

when we saw the changes coming.

We embraced the colors of autumn,

dancing with the autumn leaves,

as around us colors swirled -

yellow, orange, red and brown.

Dancing with our arms outstretched,

wanting to fly to the skies -

till we were surprised,

when lacey white snowflakes,

went flying by.

The trees almost bare,

waving branches in greeting.

while beneath our feet,

leaves piling up.

Come the rainy autumn days,

making the leaves,

appear like colorful jewels,

shining beneath the hazy sun.

Down by the river,

still swiftly flowing,

ducks and gulls bob upon the ripples.

The colors of autumn,

quickly disappearing,

beneath a blanket of white,

the river now lies still,

in frozen splendor,

while we journey,

through the dark, dreary days,

into a blooming spring.

But hey, my friend -

I’ll be waiting for another dance,

when the following autumn,

comes rolling in.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 01, 2019:

Thank you, Genna.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on October 26, 2019:

I do so love Autumn...your poem brings to life all the reasons why. Beautifully done.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 07, 2019:

Thank you, Nithya

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 05, 2019:

Beautifully written, enjoyed the read.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 30, 2019:

Thank you, Eric

Thank you, MG

Thank you, Lorna

Thank you, Pamela. Being in Florida I miss the autumn colors

Thank you, Ruby. Summer is always missed when it goes away

Thank you, Shauna but I do miss the autumn colors and one day I would like to experience a snowy day again but right now after the cold in Latvia I am still warming my bones

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 30, 2019:

Rasma, now that you live in Florida, you don't have to experience the frigid days of winter. It does get cold here, though. Sometimes too cold for my comfort.

Nevertheless, I love the flow and imagery of this poem!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 27, 2019:

So very beautiful! Autumn is coming, in a way I'll be glad, but I'm sure I'll miss the sunny days of summer.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 27, 2019:

Beautifully written, Autumn is my favorite time of the year.

Lorna Lamon on September 27, 2019:

Just lovely and a reminder of a very special time of year.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on September 26, 2019:

This is wonderful. Reminds me the poetry of the sanskrit writer Kalidasa.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 26, 2019:

Wonderfully done. I yearn.

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