Thursday, October 3, 2013
Thoughts on Autumn Poems
The leaves by hundreds came,
The chestnuts, oaks and maples
And leaves of every name.
Sunshine spread a carpet
And everything was grand.
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind the band.
I like this little poem and have often wondered if there was more to it.
I found a book of Autumn poems the other day while browsing through the books at my local Goodwill.
I had gone into see if I could locate some small books that I could alter for my mixed media art.
When I spied this book it was just the right size and looked fairly new and the subject content was autumn poems. I immediately decided I'd have to save this book and find some other book to work with. A book of Autumn poems how perfect can you get, right.?
Once I was home I sat down and began reading some of the poetry. Every blasted poem in the book dealt with the "sorrow" and this "dying" time of the year.
Where's the colors?
Where's the beautiful light?
Where's the rich smell of ripe fruit and harvested vegetables?
Where's the fun of late afternoon walks and crunching leaves?
Where's the joy of carving a Jack O' Lantern, lighting the candle, turning out all the lights and watching it come to life and glow?
Where's the delicious fun of dressing up and going Trick or Treating on Halloween?
Like I said it was the right size for altering!