Sunday, November 3, 2019

Autumn Breath

"Autumn Breath" by Jason Limberg
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Autumn Breath

Autumn breath is forgiving,
doesn't force one to pick and choose
like summer heat or winter freeze
but lets one embellish
with silk or knitted scarf,
wrap up in woolen shawl
or don t-shirt with shorts or jeans.

Whispers tenderly, not quite lover,
perhaps more confidante;
listens as I divulge aspirations,
start thinking of a new year,
new beginnings.

A bit like the beavers 
who have fashioned snug shelters,
secured fortifying food,
pelts winter-ready.

A bit like Hunter's Moon
sliding into Full Frost,
soon to become Cold Moon
arcing high across the sky;
change and yet, familiar.

Like caribou who shed 
seasoned antlers
patiently awaiting new velvet,
I too anticipate a crowning;
not one seen, but one inspiring
gifting me with grace, with confidence,
in order to triumph and thrive.

All this in an Autumn Breath.

by Margaret Bednar, November 3, 2019


Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

And giving me an insight into what it is like to have the year end mid-winter, and how one's expectations and anticipations are shaped by that.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

I too like knowing that autumn is not quite as cruel as the colds of winter. We can add extra layers if required...

Jim said...

Your poem gave me nice vibes. Autumn is the best season for us humans but they all are needed. I like living south where our winters are mild. But then we can't grow Rhubarb, my favorite fruit.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh I love this hopeful piece... Your description of autumn rests well in my heart.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is beyond beautiful, Margaret!!❤️

brudberg said...

Love this way of looking at autumn breath... it makes me think of things that are just right, neither too warm, nor too cold.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like your focus on the moons of the winter season. This is beautifully described.

Magaly Guerrero said...

So much color and delight, in your autumn's breath. I like it.

Helen said...

Margaret, this is elegant and totally touched my heart.

Rommy said...

I love how you've personified Autumn and made it gentle hostess.