fall back

Monday, September 23

i felt the fall air today
for the first time this year.
summer set,
fall tiptoed in through
the back door,
almost unnoticed.

she brushed past the kitchen,
she strayed down the stairs,
she gussied up in the mirror in the hall.

she didn't knock as she
pushed in sideways through
my bedroom door,
barely clearing the crack.

i sighed in my sleep,
briefly stirring as she
kissed my forehead
and held my hand.

"everything is starting again,
my love. everything will change.
everything will grow as
the leaves drift down to sleep
on loamy, grassy beds.
the pieces will fall back into place,

your heart will heal and mend,
as the summer sun will end."

i smiled at her speech,
the kindness in her eyes.
"don't take too long, dear fall,
to bring my pieces back to me.
my bed is cold.
i don't want to feel the
winter chill
without his hand."

"winter was lonely and long,
spring was all pastels,
garish and sad.
summer was rash and hollow,
full of reminders and regret.
but i, my love, i blow the
leaves about, clear the dust
from strained and aching eyes.

fall is your shelter,
fall will bring you peace,
fall makes it all fall back,
the puzzle in your head and heart
finally solved.

sleep now, dear heart,
and do not dread the cold.
until your heart is back in his hand,
my hand won't leave your side."

as i slept
she brushed my hair,
sang me mountain hymns of
sprites and kings,
lionhearts and their maidens.

i dreamt of my lionheart,
our chilly days past
and future, falling into place
in her crisp gaze.

welcome fall.

via *


  1. beautiful words! makes me so excited for everything that comes along with fall :)

    1. Thank you! I can't wait for fall to truly hit. I smell magic in the air.

  2. Like!!!!!!! --Becky

  3. What a wonderful way to welcome fall, via words constructed in a beautiful poem.

  4. okay, beautiful! did you write this????

  5. How very pretty. I always feel as if fall is the start of something new, unlike spring. I hate summer, it's hollow like you say.



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  7. This is so pretty - I didn't know you had such a talent for poetry!! :)

    1. Thanks! I've been super into poetry lately, it's been so fun!

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  9. oh my. what beautiful words. fall is my absolute favorite season and you nailed it on the head. fall is a swelling of feelings-happiness, aching sadness, longings that you can't exactly pinpoint. it the most inspiring season for me. it gives me a creative urgency that no other season can. thanks for sharing this with us! lovely.


Thank you for your words; they light a fire in my heart. You are lovely.