Thursday, September 23, 2010

Autumn Fever

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.
- Albert Camus

Autumn Fever
prompt by Poets United

I have spring fever every fall,
want to climb the trees of my youth,
skip through the leaves and play
hopscotch and hide-n-seek.

Autumn is euphoria for no reason
but weather and feelings of love,
sharing, decorating in my favorite
hues, apple orchards,and family
and friends dropping by for apple pie.

I have the fever each fall. I walk
with a new lilt to step and voice,
love the crunch of leaves under foot,
the cool days, and snuggly nights.
Maple,oak, and elm leaves dance around
me in a kaleidoscope of colors. I can't
help myself. I begin the slow dance of fall.


Victoria said...

I love the idea of autumn fever Judy. I feel as you do, spirits lift wiht the first cooling and change of wind. It's just beginning here in Texaas. YOu catch what I feel every year come fall. Good poem.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

so beautifully expressed. autumn is love!

Mary said...

You feel about autumn as I feel about spring. I especially like:

Autumn is euphoria for no reason

Deborah said...

I do love this, I just love autumn too and you captured in beautifully!

Diane T said...

Judy I think of your painting with the birch trees in it! Maybe you could post that picture. A most delightful read... I feel the same way sometimes!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Lovely poem - so well done.

Carrie Burtt said...

Judy this is delightful...i love autumn as well, but if i didn't your poem would have made me want to try...simply lovely! :-)

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Nice writing.

'I have the fever each fall. I walk
with a new lilt to step and voice,
love the crunch of leaves under foot,
the cool days, and snuggly nights..."


RiikaInfinityy said...

Wonderful there is a autumn fever going on definitely :P Awesome imagery and words flow of this poem!=P

Ellie said...

Judy, I love your autumn fever, I too feel a lift in my step! YOU painted the emotions of Autumn so beautifully~

Belle said...

I love how you begin this poem, "I have spring fever every fall," and then the picture you paint with words that touch all my senses.

flaubert said...

Judy this is delightful and I love the ending!

Anonymous said...

"spring fever in fall" - love that thought, why shouldn't we be as full of life in fall as in spring? Your words paint autumn beautifully.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful and autumnal. I can smell the crisp apple skins and hear the leaves crunching underfoot. Wonderful fall poem!

umamaheswari anandane said...

Your love for autumn beautifully expressed

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Oh, I liked this poem very much. "I begin the slow dance of fall." says it all. So very lovely. Autumn always brings me back to life.


Jingle said...

your poem reminds me of my childhood, playing hide and seek, doing some fun and wild stuff....

thought provoking piece.

Anonymous said...

I love this poem, Judy! You've outlined perfectly the sense of joy and renewal the fall season brings. I definitely have a case of autumn fever, and enjoyed this poem thoroughly!