When Autumn Leaves

Updated on December 11, 2017
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Poetry that comes from the writer's heart of things she has seen or come to know about, sharing what that heart has learned.

Autumn brings the magic of the holiday seasons.

Those fall colors are so bold, brilliant and beautiful. The falling leaves fill us with nostalgia. Everyone who possibly can really should get out and enjoy the sound, the smell and the beauty that only this season can bring. Watch the leaves play tag and race on the roadways and the forest floors. It really is a carnival of sorts of color schemes before our eyes.

Enchanted autumn

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Most Colorful Season of All

FALL

Maple leaves

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Winter was so wonderful, the holidays a thrill

building many snowmen, sliding down a hill.


Weren’t we glad though when we saw spring

when life is again renewed in every little thing?

Babbling brook with turning trees

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Is it nature why everything living seems to fall in love?

A magic in this season, surely sent from up above.


What is it about rebirth, that gives our heart a lift?

As if each flower that blooms, has been sent to us a gift.

Falling leaves

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Then so suddenly all is full, this is summer at our door.

Nature heavy laden colors, surrounding us galore.


Summer seems to be forever so why are we so surprised

when autumn falls upon us, turning colors before our eyes?


Golden glows

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Even this is so beautiful sending down a gold rainbow,

swirling on a gentle breeze. Oh, where did summer go?


She was so hot while she lasted we sizzled at her touch

Her days so long and lazy we will miss her so very much

Burnt colors

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Yet we turn around and she is gone, not even bidding us ado

Her memories will last us though til she is back with us anew


Autumn now will cool us some as leaves suddenly begin to fall

Chasing across fields and roads sending swirls up six feet tall


Falling leaves

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Brilliant colors leave us in awe and take our breath away

Wishing this would never end this beauty of decay


How can these trees in dying give such joy in their wake?

Magnificent beyond explaining, flowing softly down a lake


This golden beauty now of fall is my favorite I believe

Can I bear then to say goodbye, when Autumn has to leave?

Autumn Leaves

Do you ever watch leaves play chase and tag with each other?

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When Autumn Leaves

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Nell. Just a golden oldie!

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    Nell Rose 2 weeks ago from England

    Aw that was beautiful Jackie! loved it!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Bill, I love fall too and I am so thankful for HP who brought poetry into my life that I had no idea was even there!

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    William Kovacic 4 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

    I love the pics, but your words paint a far more beautiful picture of the seasons. I have to admit, fall is my favorite time of year, too.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Ann. I hate to see it end and all these colors gone. Another whole year to wait then. Something to always look forward to though.

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    Ann Carr 4 weeks ago from SW England

    I love the colours of Autumn too. They are so deep, so rich and kicking through a pile of leaves with my grandchildren is pure joy - always such fun and full of laughter. The leaves crunch and swirl and the light is gentle and mellow.

    Lovely poem and beautiful photos, Jackie.

    Ann

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Dora. Yes, the beauty of decay...another amazing beauty of our creator! Even with all the years I have experienced our seasons I am still shaking my head in wonder at almost every season. But fall is the most colorful and dazzling.

    Have you written of your stay in the US? I would love to read it if so.

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    Dora Weithers 5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

    In the Caribbean, we do not experience the change in seasons. It is summer all year along. But having lived in the Northern United States, I miss autumn. "How can these trees in dying give such joy in their wake?" Perhaps my favorite line in your beautiful poem.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes, Paula, I can see where that might get overwhelming! Still, nice you had a name few shared...and a song.

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    Paula 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Well....I happen to like my own name too. Because, although it may slowly be becoming a bit more popular (as name chosen by parents for daughters) for all of my life, in my particular area, I was the LONE "Paula," where ever I went. Throughout all 4 years of high school...including all 4 grades...9th thru 12th....there was myself and one other Paula.....she was a year older, so for my Senior year I was the only one. That's not always good, you know Jackie....because when someone says, "Paula did it!!" Guess who everyone looks at!!!! (and of course, that was usually right!) I was a wild child!! LOL

    That song has followed me for 54 years!! It was newly popular in '62-'63. People break out in song once in a while...till I tell them to put a lid on it!! LOL

    Anyway, thanks. I think Paul & Paula were one of those "ONE-HIT-WONDER" duets!!

    I have a son named Paul...2 cousins named Paul (one on each side of the family) An paternal Uncle named Paul...who ALSO has a son named Paul and as if that isn't enough, he has a daughter named Pauline (after my grandmother, where my mother got my version of the name....)....Ya think we maybe overused the name?? I'm not done, My husband has a brother Paul...whooooooooo yes, has a son named Paul!! We dared not speak the name around here without pictures of who we were talking about!! My son said, that's ENOUGH! He named his sons, Ben, Henry & Thomas!! :)...LOL!!

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Paula, that is so kind of you to say.

    BTW, have I ever said how much I love your name? Maybe from the Paul and Paula song I am not sure but it has always been my favorite of name twists like that.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Rasma, thank you. My brothers and I also did that and I never recall leaves being burned in my childhood. No one worried about them. Maybe sweep them aside is all.

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    Paula 5 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Miss Jackie...Poetry and photos....breathtaking!! Love this. :)

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

    Lovely poetry with great imagery and wonderful photos. As I child I loved to fall into leaves and used to enjoy dancing along with them.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Yes, Michael, thank you, that is another glory of the cascading beauties. The will be replaced, over and over.

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    Michael-Milec 5 weeks ago

    Your's is description a culmination of total regard of life circle- autumn - American FALL . In clear picture a comprehensive circle of nature's life spoken by leaves: We have finish course of our mission : So long till next season we'll be back with new enthusiasm of life.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Kari, hope the wind and cold hold back to allow us plenty of enjoyment!

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Mary Norton, glad to hear that, It really can be magical and never lasts long enough for me!

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Bill. I am OK with wet days as long as I have no reason to have to get out but as my luck is it will be worse on the days I have to go out!

    May your luck be better!

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Linda, do love fall and enjoyed putting this together.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Mary, thank you so much. Yes it is hard to choose between fall and spring. Spring is always special after a cold winter, but assuming you don't get that. I don't get much...and that is fine by me!

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    Kari Poulsen 5 weeks ago from Ohio

    Such a beautiful poem! I must admit autumn is my favorite time of year. :)

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    Mary Norton 5 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

    Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year for me and this year, we stayed for it. It was magic.

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    Bill Holland 5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

    Really a lovely piece of writing, Jackie! I would love autumn more if it didn't signal the beginning of endless gray days and endless rains. :(

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    Linda Crampton 5 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a lovely look at nature and the seasons, Jackie. Your poem and the photos are a beautiful combination.

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    Mary Wickison 5 weeks ago from Brazil

    I used to love autumn. Now, where I live I don't get a change of seasons which I miss. Spring and fall were my favorites.

    You've captured the essence of a marvelous time of year.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Eric. Blessings on this beautiful Sunday morning!

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    Eric Dierker 5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Nicely done and a bit melancholy for me in the desert out here. Thank you