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Autumn's Rise: A Poem

Updated on September 8, 2015
Autumn leaves on a bridge
Autumn leaves on a bridge | Source

The glorious death of vibrant trees is bittersweet,

Before their leaves dive to the ground,

In one last attempt of growth,

They transform into shades of amber, coffee, and sunshine,

Soon they will fall, decay, become brittle and bitter,

Crunching under the feet of weary travelers,

Breaking apart slowly to bring nutrients to the earth,

But for now, they are the dying trees' crowning glory,

A bouquet standing tall in the chilly air,

One last burst of color to remind us of the spring and summer,

Before the entrance of frigid temperatures,

Summer gives an encore in its last curtain call,

As autumn ushers in the season of barren bleakness.

Poetry Reading

Autumn leaves
Autumn leaves | Source
Fall decorations
Fall decorations | Source
Colorful fall leaves
Colorful fall leaves | Source
Mums and pumpkins
Mums and pumpkins | Source


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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Fall is my favorite season. I love the changing of the leaves--

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      btrbell: Thanks for reading and commenting! It is one of my favorite seasons, too. I'm enjoying the chilly fall weather right now in South Georgia. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      One of my favorite seasons, released so beautifully! Thank you!