The Wide Changes of Season

The Wide Changes of Season

A Poem by Josie E. Cook M. A.
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Tribute to a favorite writer~Welty

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The Wide Changes of Season

The smell of the river drifts through the woods,

Cool breezes with a mystic aroma drifting among

The wildlife residing inside the corpus of plants.

Mingling vines with flowering brush,

As I walk on the paths inside the wilderness,

I notice the changing of time,

Old man winter will come soon.

The Hickory trees will turn their color to yellow,

A Sweetgum tree becomes red, as the Sycamore yellows,

And the Oak and Magnolia never die.

Nuts dropping like raindrops and squirrels gathering

And hiding for winter meals.

October skies with a gold sun,

The trees, the sky, and the water mirror that beautiful hue,

Everything changes and looks like it is made of

Precious metals.

Shining Willow trees bend towards the golden threads

Of the narrow streams,

Torrents of waves in someone’s dream,

Transparent light becomes the paraphernalia in

The whirl of the water.

                --J. E. Cook © 2015

 


© 2017 Josie E. Cook M. A.



Author's Note

Josie E. Cook M. A.
Thanks for reading, please leave a reflection~

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These are all the very same details I notice & savor during this end-of-year season. I love your observations of nature, well-stated with a lightness that conveys enjoyment. As a lover of trees, I like that you've included many types. Great autumn scene you've painted here! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you again for telling me what you thought as you read my written work! Yes, a beautiful season.. read more
barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

We got our first rain last night & now everything smells so pungent! *smile*



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These are all the very same details I notice & savor during this end-of-year season. I love your observations of nature, well-stated with a lightness that conveys enjoyment. As a lover of trees, I like that you've included many types. Great autumn scene you've painted here! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you again for telling me what you thought as you read my written work! Yes, a beautiful season.. read more
barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

We got our first rain last night & now everything smells so pungent! *smile*
Gorgeously laid out, your sense of relatable presentation and down-to-earth style, evoked with simply characterized word depth... Your use of descriptive and interesting vocabulary in this made for one vivid ride... I could both feel and see the splashes, and smell the woods I visit... Very well done

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Silente! Your in depth review is wonderful, too! :)
I read the other night that plants can communicate with each other and react from certain stimulation. Nature is much smarter than we're aware of. It knows when to prepare and how to act.

Great writing with nice images to ponder. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

2 Months Ago

You're welcome!
:)
This is tribute one of my favorite writers-Welty~
Nature on your doorstep. All around us. Yet sometimes we just don't see the wonder of it.
One thing i notice with global warming. The trees still stick to their usual regime. But plants seem to embrace the heat more.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Paul.
I agree, and enjoy your insight.
You connect with nature the way your words connect with your readers. So much more than just words, you take us to the place of beauty. Excellent work.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your review of poem, Traci!
"Of the narrow streams,

Torrents of waves in someone’s dream,

Transparent light becomes the paraphernalia in

The whirl of the water. "

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

7 Months Ago

THANKS!
:)
Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

:)..........................
"I notice the changing of time,

Old man winter will come soon.

The Hickory trees will turn their color to yellow,"

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

7 Months Ago

THANK YOU AGAIN!
:)
Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

:)........................
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The Wide Changes of Season can truly be experienced through your wise and melodious words. It is like Torrents of waves in someone’s dream..

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Josie E. Cook M. A.

10 Months Ago

Thank YOU!
You really nailed this with great imagery. Captures the beauty. Great choice of words. Awesome write. Enjoyed it for sure.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Josie E. Cook M. A.

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Pete.
Welty is one of favorite writers and I wanted to reflect her words with min.. read more

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Added on September 17, 2015
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Tags: Welty, wilds, poetry, seasons, water

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Josie E. Cook M. A.
Josie E. Cook M. A.

urbana, OH



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I have recently received my second degree for Antioch University Midwest in Creative Writing. Poetry is my passion along with digital photography, painting, and fiction writing. I make my own jewelr.. more..

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