FALL OF MY HEART (sonnet for autumn)
by Marie Elena
Way back, when I was just a little girl
My heart fell hard and fast for autumn’s charms.
As summer ends, the joys of fall unfurl,
With football, marching bands, and pumpkin farms.
Drum cadence seems to beat within my chest
As scarlet, gold, and ginger grace our trees.
The scents of burning leaves, and apples pressed,
Or baked ‘tween flaky crusts, give me weak knees.
When sun shines full in autumn’s deep blue sky,
Or harvest moon looms larger than my home,
It simply leaves me breathless. My-oh-my,
I cannot paint my fondness in a poem.
I have this wish – believe me, it’s sincere –
I wish fall lingered ten more months per year.
© Marie Elena Good, 2018
You and Keith should be selling these collaborations as 11×17 posters online.
I would go broke, but that shouldn’t stop you.
Oh my! Thank you! 😉
Lovely ode to autumn. Beautiful sound and rhythm here.
Thank you, Imelda! So glad you like it!
The Fall described here in image and words – I too wish it could linger on… So lovely! 👏
Thank you, Nurit. I soooooooooo love fall!
Just perfect…thoughts, words, and picture
Thank you so much, Daniel!
Lovely poem and photo. I can’t top any of David Dick’s comments, so I won’t try. 🙂
Thank you so much! And hey, NOBODY can top Mr. Dick’s comments, lol!
I love this, Marie! I especially like how you tied marching band and drum cadence into this. You’ve made me recall an autumn memory of high school extracurricular musical marching activities, and the aromas of decade old uniforms worn by so many before me, and the band room citrus mold wafting from cartons of fundraiser grapefruit that hadn’t yet been sold. I breathe in deeply. Ahhhh!
HA!! Only you, David. Only you. 😀