jim foulk

Rookie (july 7,1943 / des moines iowa)

Colors of Autumn

I can smell fall
in the air
my eyes behold
golden leaves as
they descend slowly
onto the ground
the dying of summer
brings on fall
oh, the wonder of it all.

The Autumn colors
such a splendid marvel
painted all around me
covers me with
feelings of compassion
knowing this beauty
that surrounds me,
is only for a short time
until all the land,
will be barren
on this spot,
where I stand.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Edited: Friday, January 07, 2011


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Colors of Autumn by jim foulk )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 306 Points Patti Masterman (4/4/2007 4:23:00 PM)

    There is only one thing better than fall. A poem about fall. Lovely poem engages
    all the senses, and the heart must follow. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (2/11/2007 9:06:00 PM)

    Autumn is such an evocative time Jim and you have captured it beautifully in this gentle poem. There is always a certain sadness too - the leaves falling and then the empty branches and the cold and darkness of winter. I sometimes think to myself how short life is when measured in autumns. love, Allie xxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (2/8/2007 4:50:00 PM)

    Even in the midst of autumn's rich landscape, we are aware of the brevity of beauty
    and the passage of time. But we can keep this season in the landscapes of our mind until, God willing, it comes back again. Wonderful write, Jim.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 191 Points Ernestine Northover (1/31/2007 2:49:00 PM)

    Awwwwhhhhhhh! ! ! ! ! This is delightful Jim, a lovely write and a pleasure to read it. You have captured autumn so very well. Applause!
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Smith (1/31/2007 2:24:00 PM)

    A small death a small sleep and then a rebirth and growth again..... so are the changing seasons

    Alison (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Love After Love, Derek Walcott

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. Eric Gone Postal, Eve White
  2. Half-Breed or Racist, Eve White
  3. (Rock ballad) Hold on and letting go, Putri Misnia Shary Bahri (Sh ..
  4. Road Kill, Liilia Talts Morrison
  5. Plum Pudding Much Needed, Vera Sidhwa
  6. The River, bryan wallace
  7. Strides, Vera Sidhwa
  8. The Snowdrop, bryan wallace
  9. Overload, bryan wallace
  10. Down with poverty, MOHAMMAD SKATI
[Hata Bildir]