Suzette Richards

(Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)

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Golden Autumn


The soft sunlight bathes
the last of the flowers.
The gentle sea breeze
kisses the branches,
releasing the sensual
scent of the lavender bush.

I'm drinking in the
moment - savouring it.
It spills over into
pleasant past memories:
People whom I've known
and warmly loved.

I reach out to an illusion
of strong emotions conjured
by the senses. Knowing it
will be lost as soon as
I try to capture it again.
Standing still now. Satisfied.

Autumn is slowing me down
to an enforced slower pace.
It is nature's way to ensure
that I savour every moment
left to me - no rush.
My life golden like the leaves.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Edited: Friday, April 20, 2012

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  • Rookie - 997 Points Anthony Di''anno (6/20/2014 4:32:00 AM)

    Beautiful, simply beautiful. Your poem is as light as a feather yet highly impactful.
    Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,854 Points Savita Tyagi (4/19/2014 6:31:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Autumn is a lovely time to slow down, reflect and enjoy Nature's gift. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (4/19/2013 12:35:00 PM)

    Perhaps it's Autumn in South Africa, Suzette Crous, but here in India we are in hot summer.! ! THE POEM IS BEAUTIFUL! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anthony Burge (4/19/2013 3:29:00 AM)

    I read this after watching the Autumn leaves dance on the wind through the wintery grey streets of Sydney today.
    Your words are warm and comforting - It is natures way to ensure that I savour every moment left to me - no rush. My life golden like the leaves....
    Beautiful words Suzette (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anthony Burge (4/19/2013 3:27:00 AM)

    I read this after watching the Autumn leaves dance on the wind through the wintery grey streets of Sydney today.
    Your words are warm and comforting - It is natures way to ensure that I savour every moment left to me - no rush. My life golden like the leaves......beautiful words Suzette. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anthony Burge (4/19/2013 3:26:00 AM)

    I read this after watching the Autumn leaves dance on the wind through the wintery grey streets of Sydney today.
    Your words are warm and comforting - It is natures way to ensure that I savour every moment left to me - no rush. My life golden like the leaves. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anthony Burge (4/19/2013 3:25:00 AM)

    I read this after watching the Autumn leaves dance on the wind through the wintery grey streets of Sydney today.
    Your words are warm and comforting - It is natures way to ensure that I savour every moment left to me - no rush. My life golden like the leaves. ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Jayne Davies (4/19/2013 1:11:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem! Well written, and the words are put together
    so elegantly, when read give off a lovely calm feeling x
    A brilliant write! Well done x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 42 Points Pankajam K (4/22/2012 10:46:00 PM)

    Autumn is slowing me down/to an enforced slower pace./It is nature's way to ensure/that I savour every moment.
    Memorable lines full of enthusiasm to relish nature's glory in all its splendours. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 251 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (4/20/2012 2:01:00 AM)

    Hi Suzette! I hope you continue to enjoy life and all its seasons the way you have described in the poem, savoring each and every moment. Also read my poem, Autumn of the year 1988. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 251 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (4/20/2012 1:59:00 AM)

    Hi Suzette! I hope you continue to enjoy life and all its seasons the way you have described in the poem, savoring each and every moment. Also read my poem, Autumn of the year 1988. (Report) Reply

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