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O Fall Glorious: Autumn Poems and Photographs

Updated on March 22, 2020
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Poetry is one of Lori's favorite ways to share memories, to express feelings, and share what inspires her, so others might be inspired.


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

— Albert Camus

Fall is my is my favorite season and I love to write about it. It's a bittersweet time of year because the final result of all the glories of fall is death, dormancy, and winter. However, it's worth it to enjoy the spectacular glory of autumn fire.

Following are poems I have written about the fall season.

A Sudden Nip in the Air

There is a sudden nip in the air.

Where it came from I know not where.

Summer yawned just yesterday

Without a word she slipped away.

Brisk transition of the weather

now must we don cozy sweater.

Evening air has bruskly changed

firewood in stoves arranged.

Sparky, snapppy, crispy, chilly

Come the fall winds willy-nilly.

Trees molt their leaves away,

Fall aroma of sweet decay.

Palls of smoke hover neighborhoods,

Coyotes yip-howl in nearby woods.

Kitchens wafting pumpkin and spice,

The smell of bubbling stews entice.

The bite of cold, abrasive and raw,

Autumn gelid, now the law.

© 2018 Lori Colbo.

Autumn Manifestations

The chilly breath of autumn

With wood smoke in the air

Kaleidoscopes of leaves

Cascade of blazing fire.

Fog settles in the forest,

Dampness to my bones,

October winds

Send leaves on a voyage

Over country roads.

Little children's feet

Crunch and swish

On leafy piles,

sparking gleeful laughter.

Cool night, moon bright

Owls haunt the night.

Orbs of pumpkins

Gourds of squash

Cobs of colored corn,

Savory soups and stews

In crock pots simmer

Triggering hunger pangs.

Lonely, winsome, mysterious fall.

October winds Send leaves on a voyage Over country roads.
October winds Send leaves on a voyage Over country roads. | Source

Last Hurrah

Trembling, quivering, scarlet and gold.

One last shutter, let go.

Whirl, spin, flurry to death.

Glorious free fall to final rest.

Loamy, earthen, heady bouquet.

Shuffling, whispering, leafy day.

Resonant autumn birdsong.

Yawning time, hours long.

Nippy air, gathered collars warm.

lungs inhaling alarm.

Basking, reveling, in artwork of God.

Flourishing, riotous, last hurrah.

© 2010 Lori Colbo.

Flourishing, riotous, last hurrah.
Flourishing, riotous, last hurrah. | Source




stains of autumn fire.



redolent loam.



season of glory.



portent of death.



death knell tolls.




© 2013 Lori Colbo. All rights reserved.

See Autumn Mirrored Haiku

See Autumn mirrored

a technicolor river

Kaleidoscoped clouds

© 2018 Lori Colbo.

See autumn mirrored.
See autumn mirrored. | Source

God's Autumn Handiwork

The massive maple tree on the highway

is the first tree to turn color,

heralding autumn's approach.

All the other trees follow suit,

and soon the world is a work of art.

A palette of vermillion, amber, and sepia

dappled upon the canvas of fall.

God's autumn handiwork.

©2018 Lori Colbo.

The canvas of fall.
The canvas of fall. | Source

Fall in My Home State


The pittering, pattering lyrics

of fall rain singing upon my windshield

in concert with the blustering, whooshing wind

serenade my sensibilities

The untamed gusts through the trees

whistle a thrilling aria

Winsome, the leaves trip the light fantastic

delirious and unbroken.

I am undone.

© 2018 Lori Colbo

My video of fall wind and rain through my windshield

What do you like most about autumn?

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© 2010 Lori Colbo


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    • lambservant profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Colbo 

      6 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Laurin, that's the greatest compliment a writer can receive. I'm glad my poems blessed you. Thank you for visiting and your kind comments.

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      6 months ago from Kanab, Utah

      HeyvI LOVE your word rhythum...beaurifulnwords and know a wroter is good when you wish you'd written their words

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      Lori Colbo 

      4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thank you for your kind affirming words petunia.

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      4 years ago

      A whole lot of Autumn poems! That's exactly what I was looking for and what made me log on to hubpages. Thanks a lot for your great poetry and for sharing these great poems with every one.

    • lambservant profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Colbo 

      5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Bobbi, Suzette and James, thank you for the kind, affirming words. I am so glad you enjoyed them.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      What a wonderful collection of poems! You are so talented. Voted up!

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      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      5 years ago from Florida


      What a wonderful way to begin my morning by reading your poems. I love to write poems, but I love to read them too.

      One's heart comes out in one's printed words to share and forever be available for the new poets and poem lovers to read.

      A great job and I loved it.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Such a beautiful and creative hub. I love your poetry and it is just as good as the famous poets you quote. The images your create with such great vocabulary - each word chosen to relay your thoughts and meanings. I totally enjoyed reading this and I love the colors of fall. You brought all of this out beautifully through your poetry. Voted up+ and shared.

    • lambservant profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Colbo 

      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Aw Criss, those chilly mornings are intoxicating. Thanks for stopping by.

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      6 years ago

      oh, but i can't choose only one thing i love about autumn!:( i love everything about autumn. hmm... maybe the chilly mornings:)

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      Lori Colbo 

      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Oh John, fall truly is glorious. I love Canada. Sunshine on a fall day is heaven. Thanks for stopping by.

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      John MacNab 

      6 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      This Fall up here in Canada has been awe inspiring. The leaves have nearly all changed to their myriad Autumn hues, and we have had a week of spectacular sunshine. Today, without any breeze, the leafs are falling from the trees. It is raining leaves. Beautiful poetry lambservant, voted up +.

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      9 years ago from Guildford

      Beautiful poetry and wonderful pictures to accompany it. I am so pleased that I found your writing.

    • lambservant profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori Colbo 

      9 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thank you for your kind words epigramman. I have friend who lives somewhat near you. A little tiny place called Dunneville. Lovely up there in eastern Cananda. Would love to see Ontario some day. Thanks for stopping by.

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      9 years ago

      ...I am so glad you found me and enjoyed one of my favorite pieces - To sit beside you - and to return the compliment to you on this hallowed hub I must also say - 'how lovely' - I live here in Ontario, Canada roughly about 100 feet or so across from Lake Erie and I am very well aware of the beauty of nature - not just in the fall - but all year around - so needless to say I really enjoyed your labor of love here in this hub and your obvious gift of seeing that beauty in life and what it has to offer to us ....

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      Lori Colbo 

      9 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thank you Sage. It was an honor and pleasure to have you stop by.

      To me fall is about going out in glory. Autumn thrills me like no other season. Most people like spring, and I do love spring, but for somre reason fall tickles my senses more than the others.

      You are welcome to stop by anytime Sage. Your comments were very kind.

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      Sage Williams 

      9 years ago

      Autumn has always been one of my favorite seasons as well.

      What a terrific poem, You redefine the meaning of 'mindfulness' I am still relishing in your words, the pictures the sensations.

      You have captured Autumn alive in the moment. Each line is better than the last.

      Thanks so much for sharing, I am bookmarking this one and will vote up.


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      9 years ago

      Awesome hub-voted up and beautiful...Though spring is my favorite time of year, I do enjoy the color and crispness of autumn..beautiful pics here too


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      William Kovacic 

      10 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Fall's my favorite time of year, too. Loved the pics as well as the poems. Thanks.

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      Lori Colbo 

      10 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Changing of the Guard...I love it. May I use that some time? Thanks for your comments Dave. I will be focusing later on bounty, harvest, and Thanksgiving. Blessings!

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      Dave Mathews 

      10 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      lambservant: Autumn brings with it such colorful beauty, as most trees and folage, begin their time of rest and restoration, by shedding the old and preparing for sleep. Autumn also brings forth the land's bounty in fruits vegetables grains and the maturity of animal life, for man to harvest and store up for usage. I call Autumn, "The Changing of The Guard" It is beautifully displayed in your pictures. Thank you. After all is harvested, we enter a time of Thanksgiving, to thank our creator for providing such a bountiful harvest including that hunted for meats, before we prepare to enter into the period of sleep, when the ground is covered with a beautiful white blanketing of snow, until spring.

      Brother Dave.

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      10 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      What lovely poetry and the pictures accentuate them beautifully.

      Great inspiration and I appreciate you sharing.

      Forever His,

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      Regan Clem 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for sharing your poems. That is neat that one tree turns every year before the others. I wonder if that is the case around here.


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