Autumn sunflowers and sandpipers

Autumn sunflowers and sandpipers

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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Hummingbirds are drawn to sips of nectar in the center of a sunflower...

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As sandpipers on wing leave shadows of smiles 
spread among the dunes of warm sand... 
Pumpkins are cut to bring the light of smiles 
as children return to school with summer memories 

Sunflowers bloom in tall eloquence against an
autumn sky of geese flying in formation to 
warmer climes where hurricanes have spent their 
time with floods and high winds causing pain and strife 

Neighbors helping neighbors with gifts of love 
pumpkin pies and slow cooked meals on wheels 
Apple pies and warm fires with hot cocoa and friends 
gathering for a season of grace and thanksgiving... 

Yellow roses gathered and placed with autumn leaves 
in colors of nutmeg and persimmon fruit on a table 
with candles lit to begin the season of forgiveness and 
reconciliation among our friends around the world... 

                                  Fine 

Amen 




 



© 2017 Patricia Wedel



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' .. colors of nutmeg and persimmon fruit on a table ~ with candles lit to begin.. .. ' (read on coming readers, read on.. )

Perhaps it's the colours Autumn donates so readily.. maybe its the drifts of leaves and the thoughts of good things flying breezes or..

Whatever it is.. your gentle, flowing words sum up this season with immense charm and true affection.. warmth too.. beckoning to the fire-side, to a past full of warmth.. security, abundant love..

A beautiful poem.. finely laid.. love it, Pat., truly do.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dear Emmajoy... perhaps beauty is in the eye of the beholder... yes, colors of autumn... kiss our he.. read more
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

A true pleasure to read your words.. always.



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Brilliant Autumnal imagery in this poem. Your brushstrokes of vivid color warm us and delight us. “A season of grace and hanksgiving”-yes. Your sunflowers rise like a prayer of hope for the world. Beautiful form, flow, cadence, rhyme. Love this Pat.

Posted 6 Days Ago


With many tragedies in the news & often the expression of widespread sadness in many poems here, I just knew I needed to read this one from you in my read request list. It's exactly the remedy I needed from the gloom! I just love the way you see the world around you & express the delightful details like a dance of joy. I love the blending of natural beauty & the goodness of humanity -- these are much needed reminders in our world of strife & multiple tragedies. Keep spreading your awesome style of HOPE (((HUGS)) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Week Ago

dear Marge... such a lovely review... sweet as the morning dew. Yes, we live in a world of uncertai.. read more
' .. colors of nutmeg and persimmon fruit on a table ~ with candles lit to begin.. .. ' (read on coming readers, read on.. )

Perhaps it's the colours Autumn donates so readily.. maybe its the drifts of leaves and the thoughts of good things flying breezes or..

Whatever it is.. your gentle, flowing words sum up this season with immense charm and true affection.. warmth too.. beckoning to the fire-side, to a past full of warmth.. security, abundant love..

A beautiful poem.. finely laid.. love it, Pat., truly do.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dear Emmajoy... perhaps beauty is in the eye of the beholder... yes, colors of autumn... kiss our he.. read more
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

A true pleasure to read your words.. always.
Inspiring imagery dear Pat, the colours, hues, pleasing fragrances and tastes of the Autumn season now upon us, as all make ready and gather in for the cold winter months that lie ahead!

A fine and thankful reverie, penned so eloquently with alluring charisma and knowledgeable gratefulness!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dear Tom... may the colors of autumn leaves dance around your hearth as the season brings sunsets wi.. read more
I could picture the sunflowers gently swaying in the Autumn breeze and see the geese flying above them. Your imagery is splendid, Pat. A message of peace in this very lovely poem of nature. Your love of life shines through. Lydi**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

dear Lydi.. your review is as lovely as listening to the sound of "Autumn Leaves" being played on a.. read more
So very pretty. I found it easy to "see" the things you were describing. ~Jim

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

dear Jim... I think "pretty" is a wonderful comment for sunflowers and sandpipers in autumn arias of.. read more
Desert Knave

3 Weeks Ago

I am quite obsessed with sunflowers ... one of my favorite pics is me standing next to a sunflower t.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

My neighbors who had a little girl five years old planted sunflowers and they grew so tall that the .. read more
You create hopeful and beautiful place.
"Yellow roses gathered and placed with autumn leaves
in colors of nutmeg and persimmon fruit on a table
with candles lit to begin the season of forgiveness and
reconciliation among our friends around the world... "
I liked the above lines. I pray daily for peace and calm in our world. Thank you dear Pat for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

dear John... your review is appreciated as the last of summer roses and Crepe Myrtle grace our heart.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

I agree dear friend.
Your poem is lovely, cosy with an 'all is well' feeling about it. Wouldn't it be fine if everyone felt that way. There are many in the world with terrible problems.
I hope you find forgiveness and reconciliation in your life as 'yellow roses are gathered and placed with autumn leaves'

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

dearest aunt Astri... may you be blessed with the beauty of autumn and the last of summer roses and .. read more
Great Aunt Astri

3 Weeks Ago

Very many thanks. And, 'may the road rise up to greet you' (a Celtic blessing)
Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

Yes dear heart... I love so many things Irish... It is a tough time in the world.
We need t.. read more
You've written the most ideal poem to ruminate over. Pumpkin and Apple Pie by the fire and clear images make this a great poem in my book.

Nicely done Patricia. :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

3 Weeks Ago

dear Relic... I appreciate your review of
autumn blessings as we recover from devastating hu.. read more

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