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autumn audaciously sachets its big rustley skirts of leafdom all around my home
in september the rehearsals begin
in october the orchestra files in
then suddenly the daylight dims
and the leafy chorus girls begin their can can in the wind

i prefer the corner window seat for this show
where i tuck my legs up under me just so
i can lean to the right and free my left hand
with which i color and scribble while the trees wiggle to the band
and the leafy chorus girls do that fan fan can can
in the rustley bustley heaps of colors
of burnt siennas and of fried zucchinis
just for me to watch from the side of my knees
in the corner
where i color and scribble
with two fingers crossed behind my middle about being a summer mourner

c. 2010, lisa wiffledust

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Comment by wiffledust on December 2, 2010 at 1:39am
thanks so much, heather!!! i LOVE autumn too....i'm one of the few who is happy to see summer go. glad i'm not alone. thanks for checking this out! :-)
Comment by Heather Wenske on December 2, 2010 at 1:36am
I'm in love with autumn...and this absolutely puts a smile on my face! :)
Comment by wiffledust on November 17, 2010 at 10:39am
thanks, you guys! i never really wrote poetry before my now older age...i wrote song lyrics, but not poems. so i don't really know what i'm doing, but it's fun to play!
Comment by Helen on November 17, 2010 at 10:27am
This is fantastic Lisa! It has a great rhythm to it. I really like that you've included yourself in the descriptions. It makes it more interesting to me, rather than only a description of autumn.
Comment by Maggie Friend on November 15, 2010 at 5:18pm
This is a beautiful piece!
Comment by stephen dijoseph on November 15, 2010 at 2:45am
yea, what they said!
Comment by wiffledust on November 14, 2010 at 6:55pm
aw, thanks, bob!
Comment by Robert P. Meyer Jr. on November 14, 2010 at 6:54pm
LOVE this Lisa!
Comment by wiffledust on November 14, 2010 at 11:17am
thanks lillian! ;-)
Comment by Lillian Gaffney on November 14, 2010 at 10:25am
Rumi wrote: There is a field where there is no right or wrong, I'll meet you there. Your poem is beautiful and all is as it is suppose to be. LOL

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