Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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

                                                © Susie Swanson, 2014

It's knocking at our door folks. They're calling for a few snow showers this weekend and a big freeze. I sure do dread winter but looking forward to making quilts. I done my PreOp today and the surgery is a go next week, the 6th.  Many thanks to all of you for your prayers and I'll be back soon feeling like brand new, minus a Thyroid Gland. Ya'll take care and I'll be around to visit your blogs soon. God Bless, ~ Susie


  1. Bless you Susie, Ciejay and Me will be praying for you , get strong soon , and we kinda miss a little winter weather , as we don't have it here , Great poem.

  2. Such a lovely, descriptive poem, Susie!! So far we haven't had too much pretty color but maybe the cold front coming will bring the color out.
    Looking forward to that brand new feeling for you!!

    1. Thank you Charlotte. I figured ya'll would've had more color than we do.

  3. Beautiful poem, Susie. I'll be thinking of you next week and hoping all goes well with your surgery.

  4. My family's and my prayers are with you. Once you are back from surgery safe and sound we shall have beautiful poems to read. This poem is beautiful. Thanks. and hugs.

    1. Thank you so much Munir and I'm looking forward to your posts as well.

  5. I knew what you were talking about when I read your title... Old Jack Frost and Winter Weather is COMING --at least for the weekend... I hate to see our Vincas and Irises and Roses end for the year (all of which are still blooming)... I truly am never ready for winter ---but it will happen --and THEN, will come spring.

    I am praying for you during and after your surgery... God Bless You.

  6. Susie, You will be in my prayers.. I am asking our Lord to watch over you and to heal you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  7. Susie,
    I hope you are doing well and having a great recovery after your surgery. I am praying for a speedy recovery and you will feel strong, and great real soon.
    I loved this poem. It was really good. Blessings to you.