Treasure Island

Angela Wybrow

(Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

Farewell To Summer

It has begun: a few leaves are falling;
Autumn has started its gentle calling.
Summer is slowly coming to an end;
Now autumn wants to be our friend.

During autumn, we may feel a little cold,
But, in return, we've been promised gold.
Golden leaves will be found all around:
Up in the trees, and down on the ground.

Leaves of yellow, brown, orange, and fiery red,
Will form a coloured carpet to soften our tread.
We'll be presented with a whole wealth of riches,
As, from summer to autumn, the season switches.

The tall, towering trees will be set ablaze,
As traces of summer are slowly erased.
Sorely missed will be summer's long days;
Sorely missed will be summer's warm rays.

But time moves on, and the summer must go;
No doubt we'll be dazzled by autumn's show.
Autumn prefers to paint us a different scene;
It likes to wipe summer's colour palette clean.

Some say farewell to summer with a sad tear,
But, others much prefer this time of the year.
Chill September mornings may be here again,
But our memories of this summer will remain.

Submitted: Friday, August 31, 2012

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A leaf fell down and brushed against me - and a new poem was born!

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  • Linda May Fox (8/31/2012 12:36:00 PM)

    Beautiful picture of Autumn. It makes losing Summer more bearable and even inviting. Enjoyed reading this! (Report) Reply

  • Rajendran Muthiah (8/31/2012 11:24:00 AM)

    Alternate rhyming lines describe beautifully the colourful Autumn and also Summer is given farewell with sad tears. Mellowing fruits in Autumn also makes a colourful scene. The galloping rhythm the readers can feel while reading these rhyming lines. Wonmderful. (Report) Reply

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