The Ballad of Fall


(Originally posted 09/02/2018, 06:39 HST)

 

In scarlet, rust, and gold,
Stunners come forth in woods and roads
Enduring stories of grace in death unfold:
Humility is a thing of beauty—behold!

 

Meek polyps in pink, white, and light orange
Sway to the noteless music of ocean water
Following Luna so bright and gay:
Coral spawning is underway.

 

Bonfire, fireplace,
And warm embrace:
Comfort is in the air.
Doses of love are meant to be shared.

 

Pumpkins take the spotlight on Halloween
And Thanksgiving.
Vibrant beets, beans, and peas—
Harvest brings peace.

 

Brave snow geese pack the flock from Arctic Tundra,
Off to the greener pastures of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Casanovas in disguise, monarch butterflies bid sweet goodbye to Canada,
Take a joy ride in the air, hello California!

 

Tales of change in acoustic
Strumming, playing free of remorse,
Seizing the day—
Nature is bold taking place.

 
 

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About AinaBalagtashttp://www.ainabalagtas.comI am an essayist, a news writer, a poet, a big fan of language and words; an ardent lover of imagination-- I am but a writer.

7 thoughts on “The Ballad of Fall

  1. Oh, how I love Fall (Autumn) Aina… Your poem is a joy.
    We have two large deciduous trees that drop their leaves. What a wonderful display of nature. The colours are especially wondrous.
    Sending Love… 🙂
    xoxoxo

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