Monday, October 29, 2018

A Few Of My Fav'rite Fall Things






Leaf-papered walkways and pumpkins on porches
Gusts snuffing gold poplar-tapers and torches
Tea after twilight and long evenings
These are a few of my fav’rite fall things
Frost-dazzled daybreak and warm socks and ‘knickers’
Orchard a-bustle with rosy-cheeked pickers
Harvesters humming hope’s thanksgiving hymns
These are a few of my fav’rite fall things
When the blooms sleep
When the woods weep
When summer has been ‘had’
I think of a few of my fav’rite fall things
Then I don’t feel so sad

Raindrops on windows paint quaint water-colors
Woodpiles replenished as well as fruit cellars
Gardens unraveled and slum’bring ‘til spring
These are a few of my fav’rite fall things
Book-baskets filled with more than wishful glances
Wind-brooms in ballrooms with rake-partnered dances
Wide-eyed tots tickled by autumn’s heaped wings
These are a few of my fav’rite fall things
When the temps drop
When the nuts plop
When I feel time’s sting
I think of a few of my fav’rite fall things
Then I feel like a king

Fresh bread and veggie-soup suppers, not salad
Kiss on my face by a cheeky breeze-ballad
Startled by music from leaf-winnowed strings
These are a few of my fav’rite fall things
Ling’ring to worship on sweeps of corn-stubble
Drinking the thrill of a hill steeped in purple
Spellbound by belfries where Death’s red gong rings
These are a few of my fav’rite fall things
When the jay calls
When the day crawls
Out of bed, gray-clad
I think of a few of my fav’rite fall things
Then oh, I feel so glad

Lure of a longer way home cuz steps crackle
Better-than-ever big bite of fresh apple
Cider, pies, fritters, crisps, muffins, dumplings
Apples are ten of my fav’rite fall things   
The wind is a busker, each grass field, a fiddle
Plump milkweed-pods primed to pop down the middle
Hail the Creator, whatever life brings
Earth is a-blur with fall-favourite things
When the gale moans
When our stiff bones
Seem to creak with cold
I simply start counting my fav’rite fall things
Then I don’t feel so old


Fireside chats and a snooze for no reason
Sweaters and hats that we choose for the season
Chasing leaf-cartwheels like cats chasing strings
These are a few of my fav’rite fall things
Mountain ash garnets set on sky-blue satin
Stark silhouettes sketched on dusk’s coral curtain
Crisp country mornings where fog fragment clings
These are a few of my favourite fall things
When the gale roars  
When the sun snores
When flow’rs turn to seed
I simply start counting my fav’rite fall things
Then I feel blessed indeed

© Janet Martin



© Janet Martin


2 comments:

  1. Janet, such a wonderful list of fav'rites! I do love it. I'm taking the liberty of sharing the link to it on my Facebook page as I think other readers would be delighted to share your joy in these autumn favourites.

    Here's to a lovely wrap up of Autumn...
    Brenda xox

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    1. Hi Brenda and thank-you SO much for sharing! The purpose of this blog and poetry is to encourage readers and spread joy! thank-you for helping it along!

      Happy Fall-wrap up to you too!

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