The time of beauty
before the big sleep
The colors astound
a feast for the eyes
Each one dresses for
the big fall
A choreographed dance
a chosen partner
Dance with me love
each step we take
Together in a dream
a dream in the big sleep
May we meet again
in the prime of your youth
Reborn in Spring
experience a summer love
And leave before the clock
I wrote this poem for Neha’s Autumn Collaboration over at FORGOTTENMEADOWS. If you are not familiar with Neha’s site, I highly recommend it. 🙂 She so graciously supports her fellow bloggers and showcases them on her collaborations. And by all means, if the photo prompts a response in you…go post it at FORGOTTENMEADOWS!! <3 Lorrie
*free google image of fall
52 thoughts on “The Fall (Autumn Collaboration)”
Your lovely poem reminded me how much I love autumn. Peace.
Hi Dennis…Oh…Thank you! I’m really happy that you enjoyed it…and that it reminded you of something you love!! Name <3
“The big sleep” dropped in yesterday to cover the city in a winter white blanket! The trees are heavy with fruit and snow and leaves that have not yet begun to turn.
Your poem gives me release from the snow! 🙂 thank you. Love it.
Oh! That’s too early Louise!! I’m headed south…like the birds 🙂 Thank you…hope it melts soon and you can enjoy autumn! <3
Hi Jewels…Thank you so much! I’m happy you stopped by 🙂
I love the last two lines.
Oh…Thank you! I tried a little playing with the words 🙂 Have a super day!
Same to you. xoxo.
One of these days
When I’m feeling spry
I’ll write you a poem
I’m not gonna lie.
It might not be pretty
It might seem so lame
But fun is fun
And I have no shame!
You make pretty pictures
Appear in my head
Your words on Autumn
Are very well said.
Keep penning your verse
Lorrie the bard
I’ll write my blog
Bout losing my lard!
Have a happy day, friend!
Lol!! Can I say I almost…ahhhh…probably not!! But you get my drift!! So so funny…I LOVE IT!!! You really should consider adding a page of poetry!! 🙂 Thanks for the giant smile, Sarah!! 🙂 <3
<3 Glad I didn't embarrass myself too badly! Have a good one!
Nature is all it’s finery. Off to work I go, with your images and words dancing in my heart.
“Dancing in your heart” …I love it! I hope your day was super wonderful! ! <3
Wowza! What a lovely photo and ode to fall Lorrie. I love the big sleep line.
Maybe we’ll dance a time or two before you bid adieu! XD
All credit for the photo goes to Neha…it was her prompt for the collaboration! I found it exquisite!!! And the poem was born immediately after viewing it 🙂 Thanks, Brad!! I love the line you added …see you are on your way to a collaboration. ..I just know it!! <3
I already added a stanza to Neha’s poem. XD And I’m open to other collaborations. 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement. <3
…Together in a dream
a dream in the big sleep
It’s BEAUTIFUL Lorrie! The time of beauty… I especially like the light of september, yet we are still in summer, it is very “autumnal”…
Do you know that Verlaine, a famous French poet has written a “fall song” that is very beautiful, I’ve found a translation:
Thanks for sharing such a lovely poem, I also wrote something, I think Neha’s blog is just wonderful…
I would like to offer you a Fall Bouquet:
a branch of yellow ginkgo
a purple rose and its golden dreams
red maple, and my love forever
Much love to you 🙂
Hello dearest! Thank you so much for my beautiful fall bouquet!! It is lovely. ..and the colors are just perfect!! As soon as I write this I will check out the link you left me…it is like another wonderful present I am sure! 🙂 I love Neha…and she is so wonderful to bring such beauty together for these collaborations. Thank you as always…my wonderful soul mate!! <3 <3
Such beauty…in both picture and poetry! You are a talent, Lorrie!
The True Light
I wish I could paint a picture like this!! Thank you so much…I really appreciate your very kind words 🙂 The poem is mine but I can’t take credit for the beautiful photo…Neha found it and used it for the prompt. It is beautiful! ! <3
You and Neha did very well on this, Lorrie. But only God can make the beauty which the two of you discovered.
We have an amazing and loving Lord! Only He can make such marvels in heaven and on earth, and then help you two to find a way to express the allure we see!
The True Light
100% AGREED!! 🙂
You have a Godly understanding of things and a very big heart, Lorrie! We can all see a great example of true heavenly spirit in you and your works.
The True Light
😉 Thank you!
Love the colours
Me too!!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I love to see two souls coming together and enjoying their connection! What a beautiful piece Lorrie. You and Neha made magic 🙂
Hey Val! Thank You 🙂 I love when people connect and create together!! It’s one of my favorite things! <3
Love the poem and what a great photo this is! Blessings and Hugs, N 🙂 <3
Hi dear Natalie! Thanks so much….I just love the photo too! The colors are extraordinary! ! 🙂 <3
I love this poem Lorrie!! 🙂 It is so beautiful!! 🙂 <3 <3 <3
Thanks Trini <3. I hope that everything is going really well for you. You have been on my mind. I hope you get settled and get back on WP really soon…everyone got used to reading your beautiful messages…I am sure you are missed!! Much love to you 🙂 <3
This poem is terrific, Lorrie. I this photo gives me HOPE that I shall too see this beauty here. Thank you so much for posting this. Love, Amy
Thank you dear Amy! Your photos of fall will be spectacular! ! <3 <3
From your lips to God’s ear! Thank you, Lorrie, for the confidence you have in me!! (((HUGS))) Amy
This is very beautiful. I live in the southern hemisphere so we’re going into our spring. We don’t get the beautiful autumns that Canada (my birth home) and the US get. I do appreciate the North American autumn though. The leaves changing color and the slight cool. It’s really an amazing season.
I love how you referred to winter as the big sleep and the playfulness of the last line, “before the clock strikes winter”.
Bless you. 🙂
Thank you! It really is a beautiful time of year …a feast for our eyes. Sorry you miss it where you live now. I also find it a little sad, knowing the leaves are changing colors due to their death…not to mention, like the last lines :), winter is on its way!! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 <3
Ohhhh, sad? Yes, I can see why. Interesting how the on the eve of death they turn beautiful colors and picturesque.
So maybe I shouldn’t be sad…maybe we all turn our most beautiful just before or at death…? Maybe! Thanks for being here…blessed day! <3
Well, true beauty is found on the inside right. And if, after a life of experiences, good and bad, hopefully it has cultivated a heart of understanding and wisdom.
Your writing always touches my soul to its deepest depths. Thank you for being you and for being a part of my life. ♥
<3 <3 You know we are….and always will be connected!!! Thank you for your beautiful words…I miss you already!! 🙂
Fall is so pretty, but it reminds me that winter is around the corner which I loathe. I’m such a summer girl.
ME TOO!! I used to say anything below 60 was freezing…now my number is 80!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂 <3
That’s funny. My number is 70. It has to be 70 degrees F and above for me to be a happy chickadee. Lol.
On another note …. Thank you for stopping by “It Is What It Is” and the follow. I do hope you enjoy your visits there. Peace … 🙂
Thank you!! 🙂
Lovely poem! 🙂
Hi Nadine…Thank you so much! I so happy that you liked it…and happy that you decided to come back here 🙂