It’s Fall…not my favorite time of year. I know it’s full of lovely autumn colors and Halloween and Thanksgiving… but it always means the cold is approaching and winter will soon be here. (Did I mention I hate cold?)
I’ve been requested to share some of my poetry on my blog. I tend to often use season imagery to describe feelings: so spring, summer, fall and winter symbolize beginning, blooming, failing, and dying.
Consequently, not all of my poetry is happy and uplifting…
There are three categories in both A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign: Heads, Spinning and Tails…
Here is a selection from Spinning in A Penny for Your Thoughts:
I see the signs of autumn:
The leaves have turned to brown;
Some of them are hanging on,
The rest are falling down.
I know that there are new leaves
Hidden in each tree;
Waiting for the springtime birth,
The cycled destiny.
I wonder if the old ones,
Slowly letting go,
Care that they have been replaced
Or if they even know . . .
And if the ones still hanging on
Are full of silent cries—
Resenting new ones being born
For every one that dies.
…Sherrill S. Cannon