Autumn Deep

In these latter days of autumn

there’s no time to mourn

the last golden leaves still clinging

to dark, bare branches.

The earth’s long pirouette has been gathering

in the cold from celestial blue above

and the warmth of the emerald sea below

to scatter prism-shot snowflakes,

draping once verdant rainforest in ice and hoarfrost.

The taste of rich red cinnamon and the

sweet depths of chocolate touch our lips,

there are shiny stars to count in the night sky

and fiery meteors to track underneath the serene moon,

this is December, in our corner of the world

a madcap snow globe whirl…

One of many "Bright Nights" beautiful polar bear sculptures set amid 3 million lights in the forest in Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.).

One of many “Bright Nights'” beautiful polar bear sculptures set amid 3 million lights in the forest in Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.).

This poem is a result of a poetry challenge from my dear neighbour Huguette and our lovely friend Jacqueline, asking if I would like to write a poem about December. You are both very dear to me and I hope you enjoy reading it (I’m also looking forward to reading yours!).

About anotetohuguette

I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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18 Responses to Autumn Deep

  1. Shirley Ross says:

    Loved it. Very descriptive, got lost in the chocolate. Love Mom

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  2. Jim says:

    this is nice. it sounds warm as compared to here.

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  3. Beautifully written. Loved it. 😊

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  4. Bauhinia says:

    Wonderful poem that captured the beautiful scenery of the season change. It is as if we all immersed in such an elegant atmosphere, with fine accompany of your graceful writing style. Looking forward to your next post and best wishes to you in this season. ☺

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  5. Ugetse says:

    Thank you Kim, you never cease to amaze me. You are a real poet. I love the photo also. You are a gift to us all. Big lovethank you

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    • Thank you for inviting me to write this poem, it seems that one can find inspiration around every corner and in every season – I’m so glad you enjoyed this piece and Terry’s Narnia-like picture! Big love (always!) X


  6. Jade M. Wong says:

    Aww, you bring the warmth into winter with this beautiful poem!

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  7. Enjoyed and loved it, Kim! I hope you get many more challenges that will bring out your creative best and we could get a taste of it too!

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    • The lovely two ladies who issued the challenge write a poem in French each month, I’m glad they invited me to write a poem on December, a month filled to the brim with subjects to write on! Thank you for reading and leaving your very kind comments.

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  8. markmkane says:

    Simply beautiful. You seem to top yourself with each poem that you write. You truly are a masterful writer. Looking forward to your next blog.

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