sunday scribblings

I've been writing this poem in my head all this week, trying to find words to describe how I feel about the changing season and its overall gray skies. What started out as a random list of word associations finally came together as a small poem. Coincidentally, over at Sunday Scribblings today's prompt is "Hi, my name is..."

autumn

autumn falls
to explain the word
melancholy -

scattered leaves
trailing behind me
in a rustle
of collective
sighs.

6 comments:

  1. hi odessa, that's so beautiful, so succinct. It sums up autumn so well.

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  2. That is beautiful, and perfectly identifies my feelings about autumn.

    Lovely :)

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  3. thanks juliet! i'm glad you enjoyed it.

    hi becca, thank you for dropping by. and i'm glad you can relate to my feelings. i do love this season for it inspires solitude. but i still miss the summer sun - and the plants of course!

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  4. 'scattered leaves
    trailing behind me
    in a rustle
    of collective
    sighs.'

    sighing.....

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  5. What a wonderful poem, it is so evocative of fall and how it makes me feel.

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  6. Exactly. Exactly. Well said and beautifully worded!

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