Autumn Rest


once beautiful


barren, and brown, sad

wind blowing; dust swirling

hiding all with dull

time slips; spring waits

within the brown

within the dull

of winters collected dirt


new grass, new leaves, new sprouts

smell of growth, ground waking up

giving the beauty of itself for God


stillness in the covering of winter rest

snow brings quiet death

leaves blowing

moveable carpet covering with care

the promise of spring

the acrid smell of things finished

autumnal death of renewal

autumn’s promised birth

signs of assurance

fruits cover the ground

rose hips held in the brambles

seeds nestled under blankets of leaves

waiting for winds

waiting for the quilt of winter

rest, renewal, sleeping death


© 2004, Whitecourt, Alberta, Ulrike Grace

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"Quill" 6 years ago

Hi Ulrike... You are a lady of many talents and this Hub proves what I have spoken all along... God has given you many gifts...

Blessings and Hugs

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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

Loved the photographs! Their unusual beauty is the perfect accompaniment to your words. Thanks for this uplifting experience to go with my morning coffee. Lynda

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Quill, God is merciful and equips us for what He has purposed we do. Have a great day!!!

Love and grace


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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

lmmartin thank you for coming and having a read...poetry is not my strong point but I love it.

Blessings to you


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Hello Ulrike! I enjoyed your lines, particularly "within the dull of winter's collected dirt..." That is a great line to me, because it is loaded with information and imagery! Winter's collected dirt... what does this mean, I wonder? What dirt has been collected that has dulled life as you know it? Fascinating! (Are these photos yours? They must be photo shopped. If not yours, where did you find them?) Thanks!

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks's are googled...have at her...just go to google images and type in whatever you would like to just have to be careful of copyrights!

Blessings girl


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Great photos and I loved the poem. Great hub!

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks Pamela99...Blessings to you


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coffeesnob 6 years ago

Beautiful poetry and the photos are breathtaking

loved it

rls4immanuel 6 years ago

Hmmm.... Winter is my favourite season of the year. To me, the beauty of winter is equal, if not greater, to autumn, spring and summer. "Unless a seed fall to the ground and die, it produces nothing."

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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada Author

I do love poetry even though I am not very good at it...I think it takes restfulness and awareness to write poetry and as of yet I experience too much distraction...blessings to you all...coffeesnob and both bless me in your faithfulness to Him who is above all else...

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Greenlily 6 years ago from Philippines

Wonderful! I am amazed with those photographs, they are just so beautifully taken and your descriptions are just as great. Nice job Ms. UlrikeGrace!

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