AUTUMN REFLECTIONS

AUTUMN REFLECTIONS

A Poem by poetdoug
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This is based on the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastics. "A Time for all Seasons"

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Autumn's frosty frigid breath blows across brown fields
The melancholy month bids its fine flowers adieu;
These chilling nights bring much clearer skies---
When Summer leaves drop we see more of sky blue.

The blessed Harvest season can never seem desolate
Ah yes, there are always compensations fresh and new;
So be Hopeful, O tried and sin-soaked soul--
When leaves are gone, we see more of sky-blue.

Look always up to the unfathomable Father's kind eyes
Even though the branches of life lie bare in view;
This somberness when all seems bleak gives new perspective
When Summer leaves are gone, we see more of the blue.

God's forest trees still will glow with scarlet and gold
He still knows, He treasures, and forever remembers you;
So worry not, He shall cheer you with His merry mercies
When all leaves are gone, we see more of His Blue.

2013 by DRR
Member Academy of American Poets

© 2013 poetdoug



Author's Note

poetdoug
A painted Havest
Dappled with golds and scarlet reds
Wild geese flying up to give God thanks

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Doug,

I enjoyed your faith based work..It was a refreshing work..It has great flow, rhyme, and rhythm to it..I am glad that I chose it to read this afternoon..Thanks for the kind review of my work..My work "The Heart Of The Sea" was written for a contest from a picture..I live about 3 1/2 from the shore which I do enjoy seeing from time to time..

Sara

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review. You are blessed to live by the shore. We go as often as we are able.. read more
Sunflower/Sara Kendrick

4 Years Ago

Doug,

You are quite welcome.

Sara



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I read this (and some of the preceding commentary) and cannot but wonder if you relate the concept of clarity to asceticism, by which I mean to say a detachment from the aesthetic/empirical/experiential? If I am to read chilling and freezing as antonymic of flow and process--what is to say, the natural order of things, it certainly seems so. The same could be said of the denuding of trees. And, if that is the case, I must ask how you are defining clarity?

Posted 3 Years Ago


poetdoug

3 Years Ago

Webster's defines clarity as 'being clear'. I subscribe to this thesis. Thanks for your review.
Leyla Hess

3 Years Ago

If the contrary weren't so obvious, that kind of pragmatism might convince me you were an atheist. I.. read more
poetdoug

3 Years Ago

The take away effect is up to the reader of the poem is my experience. Thanks
Doug,

I enjoyed your faith based work..It was a refreshing work..It has great flow, rhyme, and rhythm to it..I am glad that I chose it to read this afternoon..Thanks for the kind review of my work..My work "The Heart Of The Sea" was written for a contest from a picture..I live about 3 1/2 from the shore which I do enjoy seeing from time to time..

Sara

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review. You are blessed to live by the shore. We go as often as we are able.. read more
Sunflower/Sara Kendrick

4 Years Ago

Doug,

You are quite welcome.

Sara
I'm happy that this is inspired from the Bible. I love the repetitions at the end of every stanza, it gives emphasis and power to this poem. Good alliteration in "sin-soaked soul". Well-written!

Posted 4 Years Ago


poetdoug

4 Years Ago

Thanks Blue, I love the Psalms and Proverbs too
Beautiful photo and amazing poetry. I like the fall. The change of color allowed the all of us to celebrate the change in seasons. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ha Doug this left me feeling blue!
Although I find religion difficult to relate to on a personal level I do understand its value which you have captured in the bringing together of nature and belief in creation.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

4 Years Ago

The blue you refer to is sad because you think of it as depression. The blue the poem refers to is t.. read more
You faith always shine splendidly with your natural poems. Thanks to God in all things is a great attitude and appreciation...Bravo

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

4 Years Ago

Thank you Sami. You always know just what to say.Blessings to you my friend.
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

You are welcome...:)

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