Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Watering the gardens,
Hoping the flowers will last as long as the frost keeps its bite.

Clipping the flowers,
Arranging them in a clear vase which will soon be empty.

Walking the path,
Reminiscing the warmth that enveloped sandaled feet.

Feeling the sun,
Remembering it in early morning and late at night.

Watching the campfire,
Burning bright as the moon.

Tasting the garden,
Relishing tomatoes, peppers, and pumpkins.

Rustling the leaves,
Changing with color to yellow and red.

Boating the lake,
Feeling the coolness more than ever.

Entering the night,
Opening the window to sleep.

Awaiting the crisp air,
Leaving the cherished warmth behind.


  1. It's so hard to let summer go. You brought some of the warmth back with your words. I love that word cherish, I need to use it more.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to autumn...thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh-I'm becoming nostalgic about saying goodbye to summer, too. You did it so well, with all those beautiful actions we do in the summer-watering, clipping, boating... I like your ending message too, however, to cherish the next part.

  4. Cherish is the perfect word. Your poem evoked so many memories.

  5. In retirement I was anxious to see if summer felt like it lasted longer if I wasn't preparing for school. It does! I think autumn is sneaking up on me this year, though.

  6. Tam, I have posted part of your Sep. 16th poem for poetry Friday on my blog, & shared a link to the rest of it. I liked it so much, and have printed it & put it at my desk at school. Thank you for the lovely poetry.

  7. It is a perfect poem for today. We had sunshine and almost summer warmth. The weather forecast promises rain and cold for the next days. Your poem is beautiful and inspirational Thank you.

  8. lovely lines...nicely crafted words!

  9. Your word choice is wonderful. You draw me right into your poem. Thank you.