Worth a Thousand Words 20 October

I love the Autumn. The golds, reds, browns and russets are warm and inviting, so is it no wonder I liked this photograph in Teresa’s Writing Challenge today?
Come walk with me
Through this golden land,
Share the sights and sounds of
Nature at its most glorious
And best
As she sheds her colours and lays her
Limbs to rest.
Dare we tread in this leafy glade,
Our footsteps crisp on Her discarded cloak,
A scurrying in the undergrowth
Suggests ones scavenging
For winter warmth.
The misty glow through the branches
Entices walkers such as me,
The hewn trunks lie dormant and bare,
Fun for Maggie to climb,
Just because they are there.
The wood echoes with birdsong,
Crystal and clear,
A robin, blackbird and thrush
All are here
Singing their melody that hangs
On the breeze
As they hide, nest and flutter
Above in the trees.
We retrace our steps as night falls,
The Autumn chill teasing our bones.
Never silent or empty
The woodlands watch our retreat,
They will come alive
In our absence.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Worth a Thousand Words 20 October

  1. Beautiful post. 🙂

  2. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    You’ll like next month’s theme 🙂

  3. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poetry. Love the picture you drew with your words.

  4. Prajakta says:

    Your words really capture the beauty of this season. I experience my first autumn ever and I cannot get over it… 🙂

  5. Sadje says:

    I have nominated you for the sunshine bloggers award. Please check my post. Thanks

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