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"Autumn Contentment"

Updated on October 17, 2012


Calendar pages

Into the wind,

Small kites

Limning cursive loops

on the whims

of the air.


Freedom breathes up

Through the colors

Of a pastel fallout –

the smells of dawn

mixing into a new, unknown day.


Like the first fresh

Whiffs of Autumn

When the earth

Turns away from

A long, sweltering summer –

spinning up leaves of our

new contentment.




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    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      eilaner, Oh to be on the northeastern seaboard in autumn! It must be heavenly ~ all those colors. I find it magical that the familiar sensations of autumn come back year after year to inspire once again!

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      eilander1542011 

      8 years ago from Everywhere

      Autumn is truly a remarkable time of the year (as all are times). It is as you said a refreshing experience after a sweltering summer, and as a hockey player and snowboarder, autumn excites me year after year as the onset of winter is quickly approaching. I specifically LOVE the colors that can be found along the northeast of this country during autumn. It is a magnificently beautiful time of year.

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      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      You're right, the painting does look like a Cezanne - but, alas, I did not paint it - if only I could paint like that! It is actually Van Gogh's "Wheat Field and Cypress Trees". I just felt that the swirling brush-strokes resonated with the colors and sensations of Autumn so well ~ thanks for the nice comments. I'd like to see Houston in the Fall:)

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I always loved the Fall colors up north. In Houston we really like Fall because we know that our hot temperatures will start to moderate. You painted that picture above? Looks like you have been influenced by Cezanne. Nice!

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      2besure, Thank you. I love Spring and Summer too, especially Summer! And yet, when Autumn comes around, I am always stuck by the mysterious quality in the air - as something fresh and earthy - almost spiritual. Maybe that is the "melancholy" you feel.(?)

      Kaie, So good to see you here! I love Fall, too. Thanks for stopping by.

      Dolores, Thank you:) I know ~ early fall is when the air changes and all of the new scents and aspects float through the air - I love it! Glad you came by!

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      Dolores Monet 

      8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      What a lovely picture you have painted with words. Early fall is so perfect!

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      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      Fall is my favorite season............... I love walking through the leaves!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Beautiful poem on autumn. I always found it to be a melancholy season for me. I love the Sprin and Summer months.

    • tracykarl99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Lilly, You are welcome! I hope your Autumn contentment arrives soon ~ It surly will, you know! Thanks for stopping by:)

      Petra, So good to see you here! Thanks for your wonderful appreciation. Can't wait until your book comes out ~ I love your writing too :)

      Hi, Saddlerider, Thanks! It seems that my poem inspired you, and that is all one can hope for. You are a fabulous poet!! Thank you for the accolades:)

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      saddlerider1 

      8 years ago

      You painted a beautiful picture of Autumn colors and leaves, one of my favorite seasons, when the long hot summer gets tucked away for a rest and the colors of autumn abound, I can hear the leaves as they crinkle under my feet and the squirrels scatter to find their nuts to bury for the long winter.

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      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      The autumn is the most beautiful time of the year and your painting of it is just as great; "freedom breathes up through the colors of a pastel fallout" - brilliant!

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      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you! I wish the "long sweltering summer..." would go on!

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