Gone The Summer

Gone The Summer

A Poem by Chris

August slides into September,
summer days are almost over.
Gone the chance to dance in clover,
barefoot with the one you love.
Soon we'll gather by the handful
ochre leaves in autumn freefall.
Watch them tumble to the paving,
not for saving, we will burn them.
Warm our hands when cold winds blow.
Then the snow will freeze our fingers
and the frost will choose to linger
late into the morning hours.
Bleak the garden with no flowers
in the midst of winter's pall.

© 2018 Chris


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These are all the kinds of things I love about autumn, my favorite season (for now!) Your details are very different from the ones I experience here, but still the sensations are similar, as well as the pure enjoyment drawn from all the sensory input all around, which you've conveyed so well. I love the way your writing here is even more lyrical than usual, like a leaf fluttering along (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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barleygirl

2 Years Ago

I used to sing, but my throat isn't what it used to be! (they cut into it from 2 directions for neck.. read more
duck

2 Years Ago

loved all description of jack frost in post. bleak gardens with no flowers is a sign hes on way.
Chris

2 Years Ago

I thank you :)



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Nicely said Chris very smooth, lovely to read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you Andrew for giving this old poem a much needed airing. So appreciated.

Chris
Very beautiful poem. Too bad I sort of missed summer doing my job and travelling a but.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you JungLee for your favourable response. Most appreciated.

Chris
JUST YOU CALM YOUR JETS CHRIS...
News just in, is that more freak weather later in the week will have us scrambling to remember where we put the sunglasses. And it's due to last too.!
I really can't believe it, we already had a three day summer this year, but who's complaining 😀
But you know how it is. Look out for me commenting in a few weeks, sounding sheepish as I apologise once we thaw out. 😀

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris

1 Year Ago

It was certainly nippy yesterday and there is a nip in the air today Lorry. I am hoping and keeping .. read more
Lorry

1 Year Ago

Read a different newspaper. Just pick the one with the best forecast 😀
Lorry

1 Year Ago

Read a different newspaper. Just pick the one with the best forecast 😀
Haha
Could this be deja-vu, repeated all over again, another time, additionally
Actually, this year wasn't too bad as far as heat and available moisture were concerned in our area.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris

1 Year Ago

This is an oldie out for an airing Dave. You may well remember it from last year. Many thanks for yo.. read more
Absolutely beautiful. You use such colorfully descriptive words.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

1 Year Ago

Thank you Jovilious for your lovely review. Your visit most welcome.

Chris
Well done, Chris, with a definite feel of autumn and the approaching winter. This also could be interpreted as that particular stage in life when we are long in tooth but not short of enthusiasm for youthful things.
I do miss those days of raking leaves into mounds to run through and jump in, and setting them alight...after we were finished jumping in them of course...
I do feel that those who do not experience a full four seasons are missing out.
A good write

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

2 Years Ago

Many thanks Ted for your response. We experience all four seasons here in the UK and I certainly do .. read more
The winter's gloom descends magnificently in this piece. I definitely feel the chill

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

2 Years Ago

Many thanks Lynn. Not long to spring :)

Chris
A lovely depiction of the onset of winter

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

2 Years Ago

Many thanks Esther. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Thank you for your visit.

Chris
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Beautiful the season some call fall. Leaves gather as playful children filled with laughter scatter them all! Beautiful the season that beckons winter's thrall: hands and hearts are warmed by fires, humble home or at a ball. Thank you for sharing this welcoming piece!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

2 Years Ago

And thank you too kitty for your lovely, poetical response. Most appreciated.

Chris
kitty

2 Years Ago

Don't mention!
Reminded me of the lovely song by Simon and Garfunkel 'April come she will'. The transience of time and seasons bear a sweet melancholia to their eventuality. I appreciate and admire the way you come up with such beauteousness so often. This one being no different. While there is a certain bleakness to Winter, she can also be beautiful. It leads to new hope in times to come.

Thanks for sharing a beautiful write.
Best,
M.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

2 Years Ago

A lovely thoughtful response from you Mallika. Thank you, and pleased you enjoyed my poem.
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