Autumns promise..........

The dark eye's of the raven reflect the sunlit morning and thier wings grasp for altitude just when the evolving mists of summer lay quietly against the trees and yet this morning , it has done so as frost and much like a blanket , it tightly wraps itself against everything alive or dead. From the meadows above to the river banks below . And yet , the quiet lay of the land is softly inviting of peace, of serenity , of calm. The obscene chatter of the gathering ravens reminds my of the awakening of a large family , in a farmhouse perhaps , the clanging of the wood stove being lit , and eggs , bacon and the tranquility being served up for breakfast. Walking a dirt road above the village I can see a haze over the little valley town , just as a hundred chimneys drift a misty woodsmoke that trys in vain to melt away at the frost on the trees. Ahead of me in the distant morning the forest line awaits me ........and yet it awaits me with open arms .




For My Living Autumn.......

Maybe it was simply the way that
novembers sun begs to please
As the white birch bark shines from
within ..... a small sunlit tease

Ahh...... the golden light of this day
knows what I need all too well......
Coming from some place unknown....
like a secret waiting to tell

All at once the wind stilled
leaving a softened silent yearning
Making its own request of my time
autumn becomes a lesson for learning

Yes........I will follow this light on towards
the westward skies
And become lost in the fields
of autumns sobering surprise

And because I have memorized
the much invented reason
I can feel the coming winter and
dread the dieing season

So teach me what you will and soon........
I'm running out of time
I am dizzy with the changes of time
are my memories out of rhyme

No matter ......that's perhaps my brightest
blessing as I have aged
I am not trapped by seasons
by time ...I will not be caged

Comments 15 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

I really loved this A horseback..When you mentioned the family getting up

"The obscene chatter of the gathering ravens reminds my of the awakening of a large family , in a farmhouse perhaps , the clanging of the wood stove being lit , and eggs , bacon and the tranquility being served up for breakfast."

This to me is the perfect life..one that fills the heart with gladness..Thank you for your poem and wonderful hub.

Take care,

Sunnie


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Great metaphorical poem. I am too in the autumn of my years and I saw how poignant and true those words are.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

So wonderfully descriptive...

voting up/awesome


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Amazing again,you tell your story so naturally and the flowing is so soothing.

Thank you for sharing and here's to so many more to share on here.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Eiddwen.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sunnie Day , Well thank you my dear! We just may win if we have serene and tranquil visions !. Nice to see you!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

GM williams !....Thank you and be well my friend!......We made it!.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Mahua, Thank you my dear girl! Autumn is beautiful isn't it!........:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Movie Master , Thank you my friend , you are so nice!......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen , Thats really nice of you !...We will share much more!......:-}


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I wish I were there with you in that farm house...with bacon, eggs...maybe some french toast too, with one big pot of coffee and a gallon of coffee creamer. A wood fire would be great...and to top it off just time spent with my dad!! Love and hugs. I feel nice and cozy after reading this... I smell bacon now!)


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

You know what? This is by far the best work of yours I've read. (not that the others were bad, mind you) The references to the "surprise" of losing mental and physical capabilities, the awareness that time is ticking, and that perhaps soon the awareness might be gone too. Masterful! You hit it outa the park with this one, my friend :)TR


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

This is so touching, ahorseback. You are such a talented writer-eloquent imagery.

I could just smell that bacon sizzlin' in the pan with those eggs!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

My beautiful Daughter ,Daddysgirl , You my dear are always here with me ! We should do this soon!.....:-}oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thomas Rydder, thank you always my friend !I am glad you liked this .......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Denise , Thank you for the nice comments , you will make my head swell!.......:-}

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