Suzette Richards

Rookie - 40 Points (Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)

Golden Autumn - Poem by Suzette Richards

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.


Comments about Golden Autumn by Suzette Richards

  • Bronze Star - 2,677 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

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  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (4/19/2014 10:19:00 PM)

    Very well written. Feel free to read my Autumn Leaves (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,791 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

  • Silver Star - 3,223 Points Tiku . (4/19/2014 11:14:00 AM)

    beautifully done.liked it.keep inking. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,002 Points Leslie Philibert (4/19/2014 10:51:00 AM)

    Well written, gentle and soft poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 517 Points Stephen W (4/19/2014 7:00:00 AM)

    Very fine effort indeed. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,074 Points Peter Stavropoulos (4/19/2013 8:16:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, Suzette. Very worthy to be featured by PoemHunter. Best wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 667 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 ..... W@king Up..... (4/19/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    Brilliant rhythm and flow, the words just drip and don't spill :) awesome! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 162 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 - 59 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,492 Points Pheko Motaung (4/21/2012 12:37:00 AM)

    A most, most elegant masterpiece! A classic and fresh offering.Thanks a lot! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Beverly Scofield (4/20/2012 6:53:00 AM)

    Unexpectedly beautifully, Suzette. Who are you? (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,784 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,784 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

  • Rookie - 18 Points Daniel Marbet (4/20/2012 12:07:00 AM)

    What a wonderful art its very nice (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2012


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