Autumn | Teen Ink


October 18, 2009
By AlextheKat27 SILVER, Mesa, Arizona
AlextheKat27 SILVER, Mesa, Arizona
5 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?" --Dilbert

Unfurling tendrils of rust and orange,
You set the world afire under robin-blue skies.
You let the crows perch in your trees
As leaves are shed as a disguise.
Warm weather flees your shadow here
As winter waits with bated breath.
Bring caramel apples and carnivals
While summer dies a skeletal death.
Before the ground is blanketed
With snow of grey and white,
The world is hues of gold and red,
Fireworks before dark night.
The crunch of earth is underfoot
As the geese honk overhead.
Your wind whispers through the trees
Like a poem that once was said.
We’ll don our boots and sweaters now
As you creep in, street by street.
You are finally here, autumn,
Oh season that’s most sweet.

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This article has 5 comments.

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 16 2012 at 12:57 pm
Beautiful writing. So poetic, so eloquent, so specific, so rich. I love your diction and imagery. Absolutely wonderful. A unique take on a general topic. Great work. :D Would you please comment on my work titled the Warmth of Life and An Icy Touch? I would really appreciate it! :D

on Jan. 14 2012 at 11:44 am
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

I agree! I always thought that for something a simple as a tree to NATURALLY have gain so much color, so much gold and orange and red, then something sepecial must be happening. Plus, three of my favorite holidays are in the Fall. I love the imagery you used and the mood behind the thing as a whole. It has what is called 'unity of effect', everything works together to covey the a sense of Fall's.... I can't really think of the word, so I'm gonna say festiveness. It calls summer, the time of fun in the sun, a skelleton. After that it goes on to talk about the falls fireworks of colors and festivals. I love this, 5/5 stars! Could you comment/rate some of my works? It would mean alot and I think you'd like the one called "Lonely Fires".

on Jun. 30 2011 at 11:42 pm
nikkigonefishin GOLD, Los Angeles, California
17 articles 1 photo 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
" A smile is worth a thousand words"
" The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."- Albert Camus

Autumn is my favorite season! Good description and emotions. Keep writing:)

RFarage said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:34 pm
I like the details and discriptive words in the poem. It truly tells what the season of Autumn is and feels like. Loved it!

on Mar. 12 2011 at 6:35 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

This is truely beautiful.  Great job!!!