Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fabulous Fall

Early this morning,
dewdrops sparkled
like diamonds on the grass.

A cardinal speared
seeds from sunflowers
and twittered autumn's arrival.

Poplars waved golden palms
in the cold wind,
a wedge of geese

honked through the azure skies.
The corn shocks rattled
tambourines in the pumpkin patch,

and Shewbird Mountain
blushed with mauve foliage
as fall made her debut.
           --Brenda Kay Ledford

This poem appeared in "Pancakes in Heaven,"
                                        September, 2018.

I wish all my blogger friends a very happy Fall!


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Are all of your pictures from THIS year? We have almost NO Fall Color yet here on the Cumberland Plateau. It has been too HOT so far --and too wet in Sept.... BUT--they say we may get some cooler weather this coming weekend... Hope SO.... I'd love to 'feel' and 'smell' Fall in the air for real.....

Love your poem....


Henny Penny said...

Brenda Kay, this is beautiful. Is there any place prettier than the NC mountains in the fall? I'm hoping Dan and I will get up to the mountains while the leaves are still pretty. He says we will. :) I've been missing your post. Actually, I can't seem to keep up with anything lately. I'm going back and read the last three posts.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful Poem Brenda. I wish you a Happy Fall as well.

Connie said...

Lovely poem and beautiful fall photos, Brenda! This is such a pretty season. Happy Fall to you too!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The verse and the photos are beautiful and perfect as the signs of Fall are starting to show for us here in Virginia.

lil red hen said...

Brenda, your poems are always so special, painting a picture of your beautiful mountain area. And thank you for commenting on my "resting" blog. It means a lot to me.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Wonderful poem and lovely pictures.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I love that poem. It is the perfect representation of Fall! Your pictures, as always, are gorgeous. I need to get more chrysanthemums to plant in the yard!

Arlee Bird said...

I remember the picture you've painted with your words. Fall ain't quite the same here in Los Angeles as what I recall from my years in East Tennessee. It's a beautiful time of year where you are.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Chip Butter said...

Oh, how I love fall! And, you words describe it so beautifully!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful poem! Happy fall to you!


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