Saturday, September 21, 2013

Soon It Will Be Knocking



                                           Soon it will be knocking at my garden gate
                                           It fills me with grief that has no name
                                           The remaining marigolds stands so straight
                                           Their brilliant orange warms them like a flame

                                           Bathed in the clear light of an autumn sky
                                           The lovely dahlias they too, will soon go
                                           When the evening comes and the winds die
                                           Oh if only there were an aftermath glow

                                           Pretty morning glories will close for good
                                           As the ice crystals cover each tiny stem
                                           The berries are already red on the dogwood
                                           As they welcome the little squirrels in

                                           Pretty flowers that have dotted the land so bold
                                           Will bow and make a grand exit like the rose
                                           As autumn's shadows turn to winter's cold
                                           My oh my how swift this beautiful season goes

                                           Though it may seem sad when all is gone
                                           And old Jack Frost covers instead of dew
                                           So much beauty known is yet to be shown
                                           When the spring returns and all is brand new

                                           © 2013, Susie Swanson

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Fall weather. Fall officially begins tomorrow but it already covers the landscape everywhere. And with the cooler weather and cool nights the leaves will be turning fast. I love Fall  and dread winter. How is the weather in your neck of the woods. Susie

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  1. I love Autumn. We are having a nice rain today. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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    1. I Do too. Hope you enjoy your weekend as well.

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  2. Hi Susie, it's still very much still Summer here. We are a bit cooler today thanks to a lot of rain. I enjoy Autumn, too, but Spring is always my favorite!

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    1. We're getting rain today also and it's coming in much cooler. I figured you were still in the summer. You take care.

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  3. The seasons do fly by so quickly. I'm with you and dread the winter. It was rainy and cool this morning, but the sun came out for a while this afternoon. Happy Sunday to you, Susie!

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    1. Yes they do, especially Fall. We've had a cool rainy day today but it's cleared off now and going to be cooler they say. Thank you Daisy. Hope you have a nice Sunday as well.

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  4. I love your poems. Yes, the seasons come and the seasons go, much to quickly!

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  5. Where did summer go? Spring is my favorite season because there's so much new life all around us. Fall makes me dread cold winter days ahead.

    Your poem sure describes fall so well!

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    1. Thank you Charlotte. I was thinking the same thing. Summer flew by and we had the coolest summer in many years here. I love Fall even though I know winter follows. It's always been my favorite.

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  6. Susie, I love autumn, but hate to lose all our pretty flowers. I am hoping this is a long and pleasant fall season. I remember last two winters seemed so very long and I sure am not looking forward to it. Take care, let's make the most of these beautiful days. xoxo,Susie

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    1. I agree, Autumn is so beautiful and I do dread winter. I hope it sticks around quite a while before the cold weather comes in. Hugs to you and blessings. xo

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  7. Wow~ this one was really beautiful, Susie!!!
    And I love fall, even though it makes me a little sad to see everything die....

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    1. Thank you so much Paula. That's the bad part about it.

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  8. I am so looking forward to the first frost...your photo and poem captures the essence of that first frost so well! I think you need some good homemade carrot pesto to go with that:) Hugs my friend!

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    1. Thank you Lise. Send some of the Pesto right over. Shouldn't take long since you live just over the hill.. lol.

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  9. This is a beautiful poem, Daisy. Yes, ole' Jack Frost is coming soon and it will be so sad to see the flowers droop to the ground. I dread winter, but I hope we have a pretty fall.

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    1. Thank you Brenda. I dread winter too. Hate to see all of it go .

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  10. Hi Susie! Your poems are so soothing to my heart. I love how reading them instantly takes me to another place. A place that is lovely, noble and beautiful! I especially love the poem about your husband. I also love the line in this poem about "the grief that has no name" in describing the changing season and the loss of your beloved flowers. I feel the same way about my plants and trees. They bring me so much joy. Fall is just starting here, and I am loving the cool morning air. I have been going to bed earlier and getting up earlier so that I won't miss it. Pretty soon it will be a little too cold for morning walks! We are still working on the remodeling project. The never-ending...remodeling project. :)Everything was a standstill for a couple of weeks but it has picked up speed again. The painting of the living room and dining room is now complete. It feels like we are in a different house. It made the room look so much bigger. Last friday I went to the hospital for an iv that I have to have every year. It made me feel pretty sick and gave me a high fever on Saturday. But I am back up to speed again today,or at least trying really hard to be. :) But I'm under husband orders not to work too hard today, so Barkley and I are resting and I'm catching up on my blogging and letter writing. Barkley acts like he is tired today too, he didn't leave my side the whole weekend. He is such a good dog! :) I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much dear friend for all your sweet comments! With Love, Delisa :)

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    1. So glad to hear from you and that you are feeling better. I know the remodeling is getting to you, it always does with me. I bet your house is so pretty. Yes we have to enjoy this beautiful season, it doesn't last to long around here either. Sending love and hugs.

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  11. The picture of the morning glory is so pretty, Susie. The color is cheerful. I heard awhile back that ORANGE is the happiest color, and I believe this to be true. My roses started to bloom once more before the winter season begins.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. Yes orange seems to brighten up a place and give it cheer. I love it too. I bet your roses are so pretty, hope they last for a long time. Hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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