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  A Rustlin In The Wind
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“The melancholy days have come,

The saddest of the year,

Of wailing winds and naked woods,

And meadows brown and sear.”


William Cullen Bryant



There’s a rustlin in the wind

As I head down a country lane

There’s a frosty chill in the air

And surely Autumn’s here again


A big brown antlered deer

Darts from the tangled brush

Geese are a honkin and a flappin

Now a flyin southward in a rush


Squirrels are a gatherin

Tiny chipmunks are too

Knowin Old Man Winter

Will be arrivin here soon


The cricket’s song is over

The bullfrog’s gone away

The groundhog is burrowin

He’s got no time left to play


I stop on my journey to watch

Tiny black ants a tunnelin deep

They’re a headin underground

Where all winter they will keep


The leaves are turnin brown now

And they’re a fallin to the ground

The birds now sit glum and silent

Nary a one is makin nary a sound


The tiny babblin brook

Murmurs a very sad tune

I believe that just like me

It too now yearns for June



A touch of sadness fills the air

As I slowly head back on home

And now I’m a hopin and a prayin

That next Spring, this way, I’ll roam



©2008, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by D Johnson 10/15/2008
You took us on this journey down the path and it was quite a journey.

Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 10/4/2008
Wonderful picture. great write.
Reviewed by Randy Camp 10/3/2008
Beautiful...Thx...Write On
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/2/2008
Beautiful writing dear man...have a wonderful evening...Hugs
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 10/2/2008
Ed, you almost convinced me as to the sadness of the Autumnal season, then I remembered how delightful it is not to have 100 deg. weather...'tho still a bit warm here (low 90s), and greenery everywhere. I still enjoy the starkness of late Fall, and of course Wintertime. It's all relevancy, I suppose...LOL
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/2/2008
The new season cycles once again and fond memories of the season before remain in our heads. What a lovely piece that says it all...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/2/2008
this truly expresses the touch of saddness all about when autumn settles in
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/2/2008
...I truly enjoy the changes of seasons, they all offer something special.... ok,, winter offers a bit toooo much,,,lol... nice poem Ed! :)
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 10/2/2008
I love his! I will be in the Ozarks in two weeks where I can enjoy the beauty of the fall colors and the changing seasons. LA does not measure up to other regions of the country that have real seasons. Unlike you, I don't year for June. I love the cold and the rain, come what may. Eileen
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/2/2008
Your poem is a lovely read and the picture with its glowing colors is beautiful. You've captured the melncholy of the changing season.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/2/2008
Ed, this is beautiful...and I especially love your seventh stanza...I sympathize with that babblin' brook!
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/2/2008
A hush of a ticking sound from the cockup clock, and a bitter cry of hope, for one more time around, some will survive, maybe us, even, and if so, I shall pass myself around with sharing, a worthwhile journey for the hope of spring, in this life, or the other. I know Peggy and Angelface and all the others will see a bit of spring every day in the goodies I feed them, that then warms my heart and theirs, a warmth that fights the bitter cold of winter and radiates throughout. A wonderfully melancholy write, coming from a touching soul. Bless You Friend! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/2/2008
Is it not a sad view of a naked tree, alone, after the grass is gone, and the flowers, and the butterflies and....we will be in front of a fire place drinking hot cocoa as it's there out, alone, not even able to tremble in the cold.
Yes brother you put me in a sad mood.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/2/2008
Time for old pee-wee to be hibernatin' too...crawl into your cave with the dogs and wrap each other together...gotta keep each other warm till the spring does again arrive...Ed
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 10/2/2008
So beautifully and richly expressed, Ed! Your poetry is always so rewarding. Thanks.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 10/2/2008
Change of a season stated perfectly in this beautiful poetry
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/2/2008

There's always light at the end of the tunnel, spring after every winter...poignantly penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/2/2008
This is a beautiful write as Sandie said but also filled with such bittersweet images for in order to feel such sadness at the advent of fall means one must have enjoyed one wonderful summer. Also the eternal knowledge that with the spring will again come the summer.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 10/2/2008
Beautiful write, Ed! You have brought so many great imageries to this poem. Everything is now winding down in the fall, preparing for the winter. Can't really wait for that beautiful white blanket to come upon us, giving feeling of "Peace on Earth."

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Bonnie May 10/2/2008
How beautiful is this??????????very for I went for that walk with you Ed and what a lovely walk it was. I saw it all through your words and eyes. Thank you for this lovely write and stroll this morning. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/2/2008
Great imagery in this one, Ed; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)

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