Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn in Washington, by Annette Skarin

She’s stolen my warmth,
Autumn with her shadows
She’s stolen the leaves
From my pondering places
She colors my lawn with darker hues.
Moody shifts draw me inward.
Decaying leaves lay a quilt
Steaming pavement hissing upward
Naked trees stand and shiver
Sipping fragrant pine cone lattes


  1. Beautiful, Annette. You have a rare gift. Just wish I could write poetry - it always seems so intimidating to me. Keep up the good work,

  2. Annette, My favorite line of this poem describing autumn is "Naked trees stand and shiver" Wish I had wrote it. Very nice!!

  3. Annette-your poignant poem showcases your keen observation of autumn. I loved it!