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)


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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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Summernight’s Spoonerism

The grass is green and so are trees

most flowers are fully in bloom

the air is sweet, a buzz of bees

is far away the air to loom.

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A little breeze cools down my skin

which sunbeams warmed by heated touch.

I love the light, lift up my chin

close my eyes and enjoy it much.

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Cold it’s been too long in year

never thought it change anymore.

But finally with summer here

My hopes are high my soul to soar.

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When night’s to come it still is warm

I love to sit outside and read.

Even more in summer storm

watching the rain feels like a need.

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The only thing that bothers me

is summer sweat soaking my stance.

The smell, the feel I want to flee

Before the grand mosquito dance.

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, June 2015)

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