Autumnal respite

Trees twist and turn,
their outstretched limbs 
gather the lingering light
in anticipation of the autumnal respite.
Clasped leaflets circumscribe a colder sun,
edging closer and closer to oblivion.
Green satellites return to earth
as brittle, burning skeletons 
plastered into the dirt.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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6 Responses to Autumnal respite

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Lovely; perfect for our autumn beginnings.

    • Thank you! I have always been fascinated with the changing seasons between hemispheres. It reminds me that everything is in a constant state of flux – there are no certainties with nature. Of all the things we try to control in our lives, we are not at the helm of everything. This is what keeps us on our toes and makes living so rich and meaningful.

  2. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    This is an older poem of mine from the archives, one of my favorite succinct musings of the changing seasons, as the Northern hemisphere bids farewell to summer and welcomes autumn. I hope you are all having a wonderful, inspiring day! Enjoy!

  3. What an especially lovely poem, Tyler. Nice subtle rhyme and such vivid images. And, its happening here, too. Wonderful to watch the changes.

    • Thank you, my friend! I agree. There is something intimate and magical about the changes all life undergoes in autumn. I’m right there next to you, crunching leaves filling my awe-struck silence. Hope you had a wonderful weekend 🙂

      • Hi Tyler, a quiet weekend with a lot of time in the garden- so yes, it was. It sounds like it’s been wet and wild in your corner of the country- at least on the coast. Has the wind made it into the valley? No crunching of leaves here- yet- but more color each day. Cheers! WG

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