Tuesday, 21 September 2021

An Ode To Autumn

I’ve always really enjoyed the changing of the Seasons throughout the year and all of the unique things that each one brings with it. I feel there’s always something lovely to be found either in nature or in the surrounding culture that lifts the spirits as the months pass, helping to keep life feeling fresh.

As the Summer of 2020 was beginning to fade and Autumn started to appear, I felt inspired to write a series of poems that would express my love and appreciation for nature’s constantly changing beauty. I hope these little poems and the pictures they create can bring joy to the heart and highlight God’s goodness as He blesses us each year with such wonderful, God-reflecting glory!

The third part of my “Ode To The Seasons” collection continues on with my favourite things about Autumn!

Oh how I love the Autumn and everything it brings.
When rustic colours reappear my spirit truly sings!
It really is a wonder to watch the summer trees
Transform their verdant glory into vibrant, Autumn leaves!

Green gives way to auburn and hues of fiery red,
As squirrels search below and gather up their winter bed.
Oranges and yellows make a warm and welcome sight;
A palette quite resplendent in the gold, Autumnal light.

Oh how I love the Autumn and walking through the wood,
The smells of earth and leaves combine as twigs snap underfoot.
Carpeted with pinecones, chestnuts hit the ground
While blackbirds sing the season’s song for miles all around.

Toadstools watch in silence as I wander out of sight
While ivy gently creeps and climbs, reaching for the light.
The rushing of the river and whispers from the brook
Create the sense of walking through a children’s storybook!

Oh how I love the Autumn and everything it brings,
The cinnamon and chocolate drinks and all the cozy things!
The chunky knits and blankets bring comfort to the core,
Oh how I love the Autumn! This season I adore!

James 5:7-8
“Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.”