Saturday 10 November 2012

She is Autumn

As she turns
I catch sunlight on her cheek,
fragile as crumpled silk.
Her eyelids flutter
   downward movements
      like zyphers
Her hair has changed colour
over the seasons and the years

As she moves
I see grace in every turn
smooth like worn stone.
Her hands make circles
   careless emphasis
     or metemorphosis.
She reminds me so much
of a fallen leaf.



Unknown said...

Such a beautiful poem to read on this bleak November day!

Geraldine Moorkens Byrne said...

Thank you Patricia :)

mary shea blake said...

One of my favourite Autumn poems, thanks! I read it in an anthology and was delighted to find it online, and now I have your blog which is great. I look forward to keeping up with your writing

mary shea blake