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Valerie Steiner

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Gold, amber, crimson and sienna
float to the ground,
as the chilling air surrounds us.

It is that time of year
when darkness comes earlier
and the Boys of Summer
are no longer playing on the diamond.

I miss the men in their orange and blue
running, stealing, scoring -
walks, strikes, balls, runs, outs
now it's minutes, points, penalties and goals.

"Burr!" it's cold again
The trees waving and shaking
becoming naked in the wind

As we stay inside
cozy and warm
endlessly eating so many candies,
chocolates and pumpkin pies -

Blue, white and gray become orange, purple and black
the western sky so beautiful
as it changes into the cool long night

But how I long for the return
the sights and sounds
of seemingly endless days of light.

Copyright 2002 by Valerie Steiner

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Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader)
beautifully said, and I concur!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Very crafty season interweaving. Beautiful tapestry.
Reviewed by Maryann Pilutik
Very good Valerie! I love the words you chose to create the different seasons.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
The way you wrote this seems to resonate in my mind with wonderful word interplay and I love the images you offer to me! Keep on writing, Valerie, I see the poetic spark blazing in you!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
i love fall, and love this beautiful write! well done!
Reviewed by Ashley Tabor (Reader)
By firelight we drean of summer delights, lovely write.
Reviewed by Sandi Braveheart
Wonderful! Captures the spirit of the changing season...
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Beautiful images here Valarie, but please, don't get to wrapped up in that hoping thing for summer so soon,,cabin fever will surely tag you,,Wonderful write,,,Lisa

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