Friday, October 9, 2009

embraced by autumn


i sit on the bank
watching the leaves
go flowing by
reflections of clouds
bounce off the still
pools of water
tinkling melodies
invite me to draw
ever nearer
crouched at the edge
my heart in my throat
wanting so badly
yet frightened
a deep breath
a silent prayer
a leap
onto the closest
red, red leaf
and i am off
on my most
merry way
floating and sliding
over the rocks
by autumn

photo and poem
(c) 2009 julie king


**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Isn't Autumn such a wonderful time of year!
This poem and image is SO beautiful...
Thank you for always leaving such kind comments on our's always lovely to know you've been passing by!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Almost Precious said...

Watching a brilliant scarlet maple leaf as in floats languidly down a trickling stream is somehow hypnotically relaxing.
The golden yellow little hitchhiker added a touch of humor.
Love the photo and your imaginative poem.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A marvelous poem Julie. I too can get into autumn, my favorite time of year.

lori vliegen said...

what a beautiful, relaxing thought.....floating down the river on a big red autumn leaf! happy weekend to you, sweet julie! :))

lori vliegen said...

it's me again....i just saw the comment you left on my blog! have fun in destin....we still own a house in panama city beach (that we'd LOVE to sell!!)....i wish i were there, i'd drive over to destin and give you a big, big hug!! have a great, safe trip! :))

Tracy said...

lovely! i wish it was autumn here. today is oct 9th and it is 85 degrees down here!

Betsy said...

Lovely! I just love fall! The rain has put a little damper on it...I do love a crisp blue sky with the turning leaves....but it feels cozy to be inside today!

steviewren said...

Julie, I can tell that autumn is a time of huge inspiration for you. Beautiful poem and picture.

spread your wings said...

i really love this poem. autumn is my favorite time of the year. i feel the freedom in these words - what a wonderful thought "exhilarated, alive, embrace by autumn"

Jennifer DeDonato said...

wonderful poem and picture!