Deep Into Autumn Poem by Deanna Samuels

Deep Into Autumn

Rating: 4.8

On this clear cloudless day in mid-November
The deciduous trees are almost bare
A few bronzed fading leaves still hang on
The rest have fallen, lay upon the ground
Cultured lawns green and lush still require a trim
Wild meadows dissolving into a greenish brown veil

Waters of the many lakes glisten in the late autumn sun
Trees on banks appear taller, reflecting their nakedness
A few ducks enjoy the quieter water without ripple
Holiday makers gone, no more canoeing or splashing
Farm animals grazing and lazing in the yet grassy fields
The last few weeks before the winter snow and ice sets in

Pretty summer cottages closed for the on-coming winter
Year rounders accruing supplies to face a blizzard onslaught
Scrubland has lost its greened untidy scrambled froth
Last foliage drooping, falling into the dark dank marsh beneath
Pine and fir trees now appear bright and rich in winter green
Coming into their own as sun rays shine deeply between

The Great Canadian Shield has transformed, seems more open
More uncovered, uncluttered as the autumn season closes
What a beautiful day to have a drive, so deep into autumn
Upwards and onwards to Ottawa through the Rideau valley
To witness and experience the theatre of this late season
Scenes that are there to witness and open for all to see.

Written enroute to Ottawa through the Rideau Valley - 15th November 2017

Chinedu Dike 16 October 2019

An insightful piece of poetry rich in description with captivating images. A work of an intricate mind. Thanks for sharing, Deanna.

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Rini Shibu 21 November 2017

Well penned nature poem.. Autumn at its full spirit

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Ravinder Soni 21 November 2017

I have enjoyed this narration of your journey.

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Deanna Samuels

Deanna Samuels

London, England
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