Friday, October 8, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Autumn

Nature’s breath,
crisp and cool,
blows across the land.

Sweaters and boots awake,
from summer’s sleep,
setting about their seasonal work.

Orange colored gourds
Gather in fields and homes
Beginning their annual service work.

Foliage takes the stage  
With one last costume change
before the final curtain call.

…for they shall shed as autumn leaves. 

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I am participating in Flash Friday 55, a meme hosted by our very own Mr. Know it All (aka G-Man). The purpose is to write a story or prose in exactly 55 words, no more, no less. Care to join the fun? Just link up in G-Man's comment section.

17 comments:

Brian Miller said...

been a sweatshirt kinda week here...it is certainly fall...already got our pumpkin as well....nice 55 polly

J. Kwiatkowski said...

Yummy. We had too much rain earlier, but now that autumn sun is shining :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful poetry, Polly.

Willoughby said...

I love the poem, but I'm not much of a fan of fall. It's the beginning of months and months of cold weather, dead looking trees and snow around here. Makes me sad.

Eric Alder said...

Love fall 55's!

Speaking of fall, you might enjoy these pics I took recently: Leaves

Tina said...

Great piece about my favorite season. Great personification and imagery. You rock, my friend!

Prayer Girl said...

Love this 55. I live in South Florida so for us autumn is here when we can change from sleeveless to short sleeves and from short shorts to Bermuda shorts. :)

My 55 is up.
PG

Steven Anthony said...

what a wonderful write;) love this time of year.

G-Man said...

This was so Perfect Polly!!
You ROCKED this 55..
I really like the way you write, You have a wonderful outlook on life.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Mama Zen said...

My sweaters remain asleep. It was 90 degrees here today!

Elisabeth said...

Hi 5thsister, I'm sixth in line, and pleased to meet you. I'm not so devout a Catholic, but we might have things in common.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Polly!

I only experienced autumn once during a trip to Sydney few years ago and it was such a nice experience!

Btw, thank you for dropping by and leaving your sweet comments! Yeah times goes by so fast! Ben is 19 months old already! Have a lovely weekend!

~ Jenny ( http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/ )

Erin said...

Beautiful, Polly!

We've had our first taste of fall, and supposed to get another soon. I'm so excited (but not looking forward to all the raking and leaf clean up, lol!). But fall and Halloween are my favorite times of year and you've captured it all so effortlessly.

PattiKen said...

Lovely. Fall has arrived in all its glory. Here in New England it is a wonderful season.

Alice Audrey said...

LOL, "Autumn leaves." Great pun. :)

My 160 is here.

Mumsy said...

What a beautiful image of autumn in the form of poetry! For only 55 words, this is fantastic, Polly!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Amazing! You created such great images into 55 words!

I love love autumn!
B xx

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