Prepare For Winter 2022

Take out the scarf, put on the hat

We’re going into fall

The seasons change and that is that

It’s time for gloves and shawl.

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The leaves have changed, they all fall down

To the frosty ground

From yellow, red and dusty brown

And they don’t make any sound.

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The grass is damp, the air is cool

fog crawls up in sight.

We’re wearing knitted warming wool

Over are short sleeves and light.

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The darkness creeps quite early now

into every day

we expect frost and cool and vow

we’ll move in warmer lands to stay.

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Winter walks into our lands

With big expansive strides

the cold bites softly our hands

when snow covers, protects and hides.

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These are the last of autumn’s days

Enjoy the warming sun

Soon, nature freezes, and it stays

Until new buds in spring bring joy and fun.

*****

(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, November 2022)

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It’s Autumn in 2022

Once more the season changed… wasn’t it just summertime and hot as in an oven around pie time? Oh, yes… and now, we got the most beautiful rain… water, the dry soil urgently needs, cooling, we all need.

Slowly, but surely, the leaves of trees and bushes are turning yellow and red, before they slowly fall to the ground, where they become beds, blankets, and hiding spots for numerous small animals, and later will turn to fertilizer… but first, they cover the ground, form a sheet, that protects the land from the upcoming ice and snow, that soon will cover the world in a bright white ice palace.

But for the moment, we can enjoy watching nature taking its course… the world prepares for the cold season, where we writers thrive. For example, right now, I’m sitting on a beautiful porch. It’s dark outside, and an antique white lamp spends a calming, pleasant light on my laptop…. the rain washes the windows, but the drops and the sound is nice to listen to, almost inviting to meditate, calming.

Temperatures are going down… instead of the bright summer colors, people start wearing the warmer Earth tones, beige, brown, umbra, gray, anthracite, black, burgundy, and navy blue. In a not-too-distant future, we will see the first boots showing up, the first jackets.

My porch is still cozy and inviting, and the warm saffron tone of the light comforts me…

There is a little heater in the form of an oven on the wall, but it’s not cool enough to use it yet.

Once it will be cooler, its cozy light and warmth will make the porch my favorite room in the house.

What I’m missing now, is someone to share it with… someone I love to endlessly discuss every possible topic we stumble upon, someone I love to listen to, someone, whose voice I enjoy hearing so much, and someone, whose laughter I miss the moment I hang up the phone.

Sometimes, feeling alone isn’t a good thing. In particular, when the days get shorter, the air gets cooler, and the sheets do too.

But at this moment, I decided to enjoy the change of colors, the changes this new season brings, and the changes in my life that will come up. Enjoy it too, it won’t last too long.

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Autumn 2021

It is the time when days get overcast and cool

When the leaves on trees change from green

To yellow, rust or brightest red

Unless you live in Southern California, I mean.

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But even here trees lose their leaves

Prepare for the colder wintertime

The world gets tired after a vivid summer

Some rest more often, write, or read – or rhyme.

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The ocean’s breeze feels cold by now

And so does the sky which’s overcast.

Sometimes even here, we expect a few raindrops

Sometimes I wish the rain would last.

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Occasionally I miss the third of four seasons

As others have them on the Earth

Before winter comes and fall prepares

Everything for the new year’s re-birth.

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I always thought, here in the land of eternal sun

I’d never be cold, freeze or even wear long sleeves

But I was wrong, and I search for my fall clothes

Once I see the trees and watch the falling leaves.

*****

(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, October 2021)


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From Fall To Winter

It’s gray outside, and once again

the world turns cold with fog and rain.

No more golden colors of the fall

the season ends, once and for all.

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Not long ago the grass was green

the early fall our eyes have seen;

now, brown and flat on ground it lies

There is no doubt, our nature dies.

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Rain pours down, the sky is gray

it’s dark outside, even during day.

Evenings are cold, no time to jog

the days start slow with thick white fog.

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The trees are bald, the leaves are gone

they’re dead and wet on our lawn.

It seems the time for wet and cold

for rain and frost, for death and mold.

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The year ends soon, it’s Christmas time

we should all laugh and sing and rhyme.

Nature has made its own pace slow

we all just hope for Christmas snow.

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And still, this late fall time in every year

is a sign of rest and sleep, and not of fear!

It’s Nature’s way of winter break

get ready for spring and anew awake.

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(Aurora Jean Alexander, Copyright December 2018)


Picture courtesy of: https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Late-Fall-Landscape/66D4B112B9600F4D 

 

 

Thoughts on Fall

A time to start and a time to end

A time to break and a time to mend.

There’s so much that’s old and less is new

there’s still some warmth but cold it’s too.

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Fall is time for plans and range

it’s time to prepare and time to change.

Switch the summer for the winter

that’s the season of the ‘tinter’.

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Watch how nature does its share

new colors, new smiles and new clothes to wear!

Instead of pink and blue and green

we’ve got yellow, burgundy and ‘coffee-bean’.

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Orange, brown and terracotta red,

leaves are falling, trees will shed.

Pumpkin season is ready to come,

We drink eggnog, warm chocolate and tea with rum.

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Flames are dancing in the fireplace,

cold wind is leaving red spots in our face.

Fog is covering the brownish ground

Sharp wind around the house is normal sound.

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And still it’s a wonderful homey season

in our house for more than one reason.

The world is enchanted by a special glow,

Just before the world will be covered in powdery snow.

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There’s so much more to be said to third time of year

There’s so much to look forward to and nothing to fear.

Not even when ghosts, witches and vampires will mime,

Enjoy Halloween before Christmas time.

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, October 2015)

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