Dancing Leaves

Dancing Leaves …

It hasn’t been too clear,

the world too green,

skies a brilliant blue

and white clouds drifting by

The sun still shines so warmly

and the breezes gently blow.

I could almost believe –

that it was all a dream,

that the summer has just come

and there are flowery meadows to roam.

Butterflies still flit among the flowers

and birds sing in the trees.

I heard a chorus,

just this early morn,

the apple trees still full of fruit

and the grass green beneath my feet.

Then taking a walk,

down a country lane,

it was a dancing brown leaf,

that made me realize –

this summer is coming to an end

and soon autumn will be here.

The leaf went dancing along with me,

soon followed by two or three.

How sad it makes me,

to think of saying goodbye,

to all the lazy summer days,

that bring so much fun.

All those summer romances,

blown away by north winds,

that come as a surprise,

while still watching waves rolling in from the sea.

The lush, green grass,

beneath my feet,

will become but a memory,

as the autumn rolls in.

The last of the migratory birds,

soon will fill the skies,

they fly to tropical climes,

leaving me behind.

Sadly reflecting I lift,

a glass of wine,

made from grapes,

sweetened by the summer sun

and say farewell to summer days

and toast to the autumn.

I content myself to think

of the colors, autumn will bring

and will dream

throughout winter,

that through snowy paths will lead me,

waiting until spring crocuses,

bloom once more

and summer comes dancing,

through a meadow,

filled with wildflowers once more.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

10 thoughts on “Dancing Leaves

  • September 10, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    I love the colors of autumn so rustic and deep. But where the heck did the summer go, its 52 degrees and rainy here in new york. Gotta be the coldest september week we’ve had in a very long while. I’m with you Rasma please come back summer. Nice work

    • September 13, 2018 at 2:29 PM

      Thank you, Paul. In the meantime, Florida is keeping me in summer but making me so confused remembering autumn colors in my hometown NYC. I think the city is crying due to the passing of another anniversary of 9/11. Hope the sun shines soon for you.

  • September 10, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    Rasma autumn has come early this year to Colorado. The only problem with that is that it may leave early as well – as old man winter bears down from the north. Autumn by far is my favorite time of year with its cooler temperatures and the aspen tree’s turning golden. I do not think I could live in a place that does not have September and October autumn. I enjoyed this piece very much.

    • September 13, 2018 at 2:31 PM

      Kurt, I am realizing that I too enjoy autumn and all its colors but Florida continues to blaze summer. I sure loved seeing the birches in Latvia turning from summer green to golden in the autumn time.

  • September 10, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    Thankfully we are in Spring and looking forward to Summer. Nicely penned and enjoyed, Rasma. Cheers!

    • September 13, 2018 at 2:32 PM

      Oh, that has long been my fantasy Tony, to follow the spring and summer around the world but this year I would love to enjoy autumn only I remain in eternal summer for now in Florida.

  • September 10, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    We are just heading in to autumn, a lovely season here. Lovely verse as always, Rasma. You portray the seasons so well.

  • September 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    A lovely verse, Rasma. Spring is here in Australia and it’s a beautiful time of year though we badly need rain. I love Autumn too but the trouble is it signals Winter isn’t far away. Nice imagery.

    • September 13, 2018 at 2:34 PM

      Thank you, John. Yes, that is the one thing about autumn it is followed closely by winter.


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