Tuesday, September 28, 2021

An Ode to Autumn


Autumn has arrived,
that shy and bashful season,
it always enters quietly
as if it had no reason.

It won't outstay its welcome,
its time with us is brief,
you can see it on the sidewalk
in the face of a fallen leaf.

You can sense it in the morning
hidden in the gloomy chill,
and find it in the evening
as the day grows shorter still.

It is present in the sky,
guiding that flock of birds,
its beauty an inspiration
for prose and verse and words.


Featured: time to bring out
my winter blankets.
  

60 comments:

Patricia said...

Autumn, my favourite season. 'His time with us is brief', yes, it resonates with me. Beautiful picture Amalia. xxx

Blondie's Journal said...

a very melancholy poem but also very sweet. I love the warm blanket. Happy fall, my friend!🍁

Jane x

Ellie Foster said...

A lovely autumnal poem, Amalia. I enjoy this time of year with all the changing colours. A cosy blanket is perfect for this time of year.
Best wishes
Ellie

baili said...

your poem is mesmerizingly well woven just like your delightful ,gorgeous blanket dear Aamlia :)

oh i love the each bit of feeling autumn bring along ,back in my village i used to inhale all the autumn glory and it is truly a divine experience :)
blessings to you and loved ones my friend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Lovely Autumn pome. The birds are heading south and the days are shorter. The blanket is perfect for those chilly nights. Take care, enjoy your day and your week ahead.

Aritha said...

Nice poem. And ja: time to bring out our winter blankets.

Crafty in the Med said...

Emotive and impressive verse! Are these your words Amalia? If they are you have a gift my friend :-) Amanda x

Lalka Crochetka said...

I like Autumn, but the warm blanket is must-have :)

Jeanie said...

This poem says it all, Amalia. Autumn has arrived in full force, I think. I really love your blanket. It's so colorful and happy.

Vee said...

The personification of fall drew me in. That's a wonderful blanket against the lush green grass.

Conniecrafter said...

Love your blanket on the rocking chair, and that poem is great, it does go by way too quickly doesn't it, wish it could last longer :) My favorite time of year!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love the autumn poem. Ahhh to sit in the rocking chair and cover on a cool crisp fall day with the afghan. Heaven! Have a great week. xoxo Kris

Lorrie said...

Your Ode to Autumn is beautifully strung together and highlights the brevity and a bit of melancholy of this lovely season. It's getting chillier here - this morning I have the fire going and it feels very cozy. Happy Autumn Days to you, Amalia.

Dewena said...

It truly is all too brief. I want to enjoy it all, each moment. Your blanket of many colors is perfect for autumn and winter. I'm imagining its warmth on me!

MaryAnne said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love your blanket. Gorgeous poem.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a lovely ode to Autumn, Amalia. Your blanket is perfect for those wonderful chilly days ahead. xo

Kim said...

My daughter just taught herself how to crochet and is working on a fall sweater. I hope she teaches me so I can whip up a blanket of my own!! Happy Fall!!

VeggieMummy said...

Beautiful poem and a beautiful crocheted blanket too. It's definitely time to dig out the cosy knitwear. xx

Sandy said...

That blanket and the poem are wonderful. Fall doesn't last nearly long enough for me. Summer lingers here and then quickly turns to cooler than I like. Fall days draw me outside for sure.

Jo said...

LOVE, LOVE lOVE the blanket. I lit the fire today to take the chill off this morning. Lovely words as ever. Jo x

EricaSta said...

Love this amazing autumn poem. It's wonderful. Yes, now it's growing autumn. The Summer is over. But I like this season. We have had good weeks in the Garden. And next its Indian Summer.

Have a wonderful week.

The French Hutch said...

I love autumn and I love your darling poem! Pretty blanket to welcome the season........

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful poem!! Autumn is my favorite time of year!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment!!
Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Hugs,
Deb

Kitchen Riffs said...

Love that picture! Autumn is my favorite season -- always happy to see it arrive. :-)

Daniela said...

I so love Autumn!
Thank you Dearest Amalia, when I come and visit you here you always put a smile on my face!
Sending hugs and more hugs to you
Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

A Joyful Cottage said...

Such a lovely poem. You eloquently captured the spirit of Autumn. I'd love to curl up in that rocking chair snuggled under that beautiful blanket. I'd have to be sipping on coffee though. Yes. Rocking chair. Blanket. Coffee. Perfect! xx

Red Rose Alley said...

Autumn's time with us is surely brief, Amalia. That's why I savor the season so much. And you have brought out your Winter blankets, how cozy. I love the one that is shown today. It's so colorful and charming.

Have a good rest of the week, Amalia.

~Sheri

Carla from The River said...

Hello Dear Friend,
Lovely words and so true. Autumn is my husbands favorite season.
xx oo
Carla

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fall is my favorite season, Amalia. It is a beautiful season here as the trees are so bright and colorful and the sun makes them glow! I love your blanket of many colors--looks very snuggly!

Rhodesia said...

Lovely words, well done. Hope all is well, Diane

Snowbird said...

Oh, what a whimsical poem. Lovely blanket too.xxx

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely image and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem. The winter blanket is very pretty and will keep you nice and warm in the colder months. I am sorting ours out for chilly evenings :) Happy Autumn Amalia :)

Louca por porcelana said...

Awesome poem and gorgeous vignette. What beautiful blanket! Happy Fall,dear Amalia.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do so like the Autumn season.
I did enjoy your poem, and your winter blanket looks very nice, what great colours.

Happy October Wishes.

All the best Jan

Veronica Lee said...

Love your poem and the beautiful photo of the blanket on the rocking chair.

Happy October, Amalia.

Angie said...

Beautiful, and so apt. "Guiding that flock of birds ..." - wonderful image!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

A wisp of seasonal splendour in that lovely blanket. Enjoyed the ode to autumn.

ray said...

That's a good one

Becki said...

"It won't outstay its welcome" This is so painfully true.

Lovely poem, Amalia.

Our Hopeful Home said...

What a lovely poem about my favorite time of year! I even think I recognize that quilt (great fall colors) which just says how long we've been friends! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

You winter blanket is so beautiful!! The poem is wonderful, Amalia. I love it.

-Soma

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such lovely words! I love the colorful crochet afghan on the rocker in the photo!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

Excellent poem Amalia!

Nancy Chan said...

Love your autumn poem. Autumn is colourful and beautiful. Pretty winter blanket.

Diana Studer said...

Spring is short here - depending on whether winter brought our rain, as it did this year.

But autumn, is just a blink, since we don't have trees turning colour. An oak or liquidamber in a garden. March lilies signal autumn has arrived.

Rostrose said...

This is a great ode to autumn - and a very pretty, colorful crochet blanket. Maybe I'll make a similar blanket out of the leftover wool when I'm done with my granny blanket (for our first grandchild) ...
All the best from Austria
Traude
https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/10/italien-reisebericht-1-station-udine.html

Tom said...

...wonderful colors!

Pam Richardson said...

Amalia, I always love your poems and the crocheted throw is gorgeous!

riitta k said...

Such lovely poem & photo <3 Yes, autumn has arrived with lots of raking but also cosy dark evenings at fireplace. Enjoy your weekend.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

a pretty poem

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Preciosa ... agradable y práctica para otoño y primavera.

Perfecta para aprovechar el rato en el jardín.

BESOS

R's Rue said...

Love it my friend.

Betty J. Crow said...

Beautiful words, beautiful throw! I love the cooler temps of autumn, but it also signals winter is right around the corner.

Sherry's Pickings said...

autumn is a wonderful time of year tho it doesn't last long here in queensland or show much of a difference in the weather :-) We are in Spring so things are blooming.

Margie said...

What a beautiful blanket!

I love the cozy autumn season. Bring on all the sweaters, blankets, socks, and teas!

Joanne said...

Lovely poem! I just adore autumn and wish it did last a bit longer.

Gloria Baker said...

we are in spring but my favorite season is Autumn!! xoxox

akiko hiramatsu said...

Sounds so lovely, "shy autumn"<3
Your garden and blanket on the chair are really beautiful, Amalia!

akiko
https://kimonosnack.blogspot.com

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved both your odes to Autumn!!

sulis said...

visit our website

ittelkom jakarta