Friday, October 3, 2014

POETRY FRIDAY: Autumn Fires

Thanks to Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup for hosting Poetry Friday today!

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I have enjoyed watching the slow transformation of the leaves around my neighborhood this week; the yellows and reds are replacing the (still abundant) green a little more every day. I am looking forward to much cooler weather this weekend, and am especially excited about visiting the NC mountains twice in October. This is definitely my favorite month!
 
My fall-themed Poetry Friday contribution this week is a lovely poem by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson titled Autumn Fires. We had a fire in our fire pit last weekend and will likely enjoy another tomorrow night, watching the last of summer's trimmings rise in sparks and ashes. This poem captures this moment of fall perfectly, I think! 
Autumn Fires
by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
 
In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
 
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
 
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
 
Have a beautiful weekend, and Happy Writing!

6 comments:

  1. Nice poem (new to me). Nature has its own fire show on display in this, my favorite season!

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  2. Fall makes me want to sing.

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  3. It really is a beautiful poem that captures it all. I know it wasn't good that we burned leaves a long while ago, but I loved the smell too. I just returned from Pennsylvania & got a lovely look at all those reds and oranges!

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  4. It's supposed to be in the thirties here tonight! And it was close to eighty yesterday. Crazy Indiana weather! I always enjoyed the bonfires we had as a kid, I haven't been to one in ages. S'mores sound awesome too.

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  5. Thanks for sharing that captured fall moment, Becky. Enjoy your jaunts to the mountains and your favorite month!

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  6. Lovely poem,I love autumn :) A good weekend to you too :)

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