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Awe of Autumn
by Sherry Gail Heim

Sunday, September 12, 2004
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Autumn Leaves

Awe of Autumn


Be clothed within an autumn mist

Of morningís coolest dew

Look upward to the painted sky

Of seasonís rusty hue

Step lightly midst the crunching leaves

That blow Ďpon  hearty breeze

Then hunker down and lay their bed

ĎNeath winters snowy freeze


Be crisp the night with snap of chill

And short of day be warm

The sunset mirrors the changing leaves

As stars of night do form

The fields be tanned with burdened straw

Of summerís life fulfilled

And autumnís flowers, days be kissed

With seasonís colors willed


ĎNeath harvest moon and scarecrowís lay

Pick last of fruit from vine

And take the bounty season gave

Make sweet the winterís wine

Pluck garden gifts to save for time

When winterís ground be bare

And make the soup for harvestís feast

Of summerís memories fair


Dance lively midst the autumn light

Sweet air the soul does fill

Slide swiftly down the slick brown grass

Now parched upon the hill

Turn pumpkins into spicy treats

Rake leaves to mammoth piles

Don jackets made of fleecy wool

Delight in autumn's wiles

Sherry Gail Heim

September 12, 2004

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2004





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/24/2007
Autumn is my favourite season. You have penned a fine ode to it here, Sherry. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Penni Smith (Weston) 9/23/2004
As delightful as the season itself! Great words. Take care, Penni
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/22/2004
What a lovely and heartfelt tribute to what is
perhaps the most poetic season. Autumn truly
has it all. Thank you, Luv!
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 9/21/2004
Utterly beautiful and lyrical, Sherry!

The seasons are forever inspiring...such lovely pictures to paint...

thank you
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 9/21/2004
I love autumn its my favorite time of the year. This was marvelous!
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 9/21/2004
Wonderful imagery you painted in here with colorful words.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 9/19/2004

This brought up all of my fall memories. Your imagery is wonderful. Great poem. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 9/19/2004

Beautiful. You captured the essence of autumn perfectly.


Reviewed by Handsum Hart 9/19/2004
this sure is pretty, like the changing color of leaves

I love Autumn it so beautiful, plus it also kicks off the start the of football season

Take care
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 9/19/2004
This is a beautiful poem, Sherry. Nature is beautiful, thanks for appreciating. I'm glad I read you, well done!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 9/18/2004
Sherry the art music and the verse all go to gether to create a superb beauty i truly was blessed to read today............. {{smiles}}}} Take care my friend....
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 9/18/2004
Way to bring in the season ending the summer, great poem Sherry. l&p G
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/17/2004
Not sure how I missed this one when it was written, I love all seasonal writes, and I got to admit, I am waiting for winter to replace autumn, but I hope it doesn't last too long...

Oh I hate raking leaves, I just run the lawnmower over them and mulch them up for the winter to allow them to sink into the grass...Peace thru Seasons Changing, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/17/2004
Okay, after reading your beautiful, descriptive words of the coming autumn, I smell raked leaves smoldering as they are gurned in some one's backyard. And I . . . Oh, wait, I need to go and get that light jacket hanging beside the door.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/17/2004
Your poem is wonderfully alive and invigorating! Your descriptions dance upon the page and the music is soft and lovely. Thank you, Sherry. I enjoyed very much!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/17/2004
Fantastic....such a wonderful natural write...enjoyed very much....BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 9/15/2004
Sherry, your tremendous ability to transform your readers and leisurely bring them directly into your well-crafted vivid work is a shining testament to your remarkable talent. Stunning imagery and terrific poetry. Well-done, Poetess. Thank you for sharing it. Take care and be well.
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 9/15/2004
Beautifully done. Your language is descriptive and thought provoking. Excellent poetry.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/15/2004
a wonderful write
fantastic poetry
imagery galore

William ...Peace
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/14/2004
great imagery in this wonderful poem about my favorite season.
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 9/14/2004
Beautiful and vivid images of autumn were painted in my mind as I read this. Wonderful writing!

Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 9/14/2004
I love this delightful warm poem.
Best wishes to you and yours always Sherry
your fan,
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 9/13/2004
Dear Sherry,

Incredible imagery great vivid descriptions almost tangible.

warm hugs
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/13/2004
One can almost touch the heart of autumn in this.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 9/13/2004
This was so lovely Sherry, I love the Fall, Your picture was just lovely,

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/13/2004
Interesting, Sherry! Just as I read your poem, you read mine, and I'm glad you like Autumn. And it's not that I especially don't like Fall, it's just that as I get older, it reminds me that the cold bitter Midwestern winter is definitely on the way, all too soon.

But the winter wine you mention here should warm my winter weary bones.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 9/13/2004
A very lovely write. I was watching autumn from your poem just like a painting done by a very skillful and professional artist. Thanks Sherry for sharing this wonderful offering.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/13/2004
I'm a Believer! If ever there was a poem to convert me from a spring/summer soul to an autumn angel, this would be it. It's an absolute delight in form and expression and creates the heart-longing that you command here with all it's heart-warming detail. Has pure unadulterated joy written into every line and conveys due awe and respect with great grace and beauty! A stunner and a keeper! Thank you, Sherry! Kate xx
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/12/2004
An awesome and colorful parade of autumn , Sherry
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 9/12/2004
you could say this poem is "awe"tumn


Reviewed by jude forese 9/12/2004
your choice of imagery is beautiful and recreates the ambiance of a such a colorful season ... awesome!
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 9/12/2004
Sherry--lovely write here. This is perfection.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 9/12/2004
Beautiful. Lovely rhythm and rhyme scheme. One of your best!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/12/2004
Most beautiful nature write Sherry!!

Take Care!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/12/2004
Perfect! I'm framing this one Sherry! Thank you for this most
glorious testament to my favorite season! It glows as bright
as the sun on an autumn day, with sheer beauty!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/12/2004
Beautiful nature write!
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