Poetry Sunday-Adieu






As we begin our walk through autumn paths

take time to sit and watch the leaves turn;

hear them gently touch the ground in a whisper…adieu.



 © Donna Donabella 2011


This continues my lament of Autumn now moving toward our cold, snowy winters which can show up even in November.  I am just buttoning up the garden in early November as the weather gets chilly, misty and gray.

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

And I am joining in another wonderful meme at  A Spirit of Simplicity.  It is called Tuesday Afternoon where Kara celebrates a nice slow day in a busy week.  Check out her blog and the meme on Tuesday.



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Special Note:  The pictures were taken in my garden this year at the end of October.




I leave you with a few additional words about Autumn as it heads to meet Winter.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.


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56 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Adieu”

  1. Good reminder to slow down and appreciate what we is now instead of seeing winter bareness in the making. Leavetaking is sad but at least you did not say ‘Goodbye’ Donna- p.s. thanks for the ‘Tuesday afternoon’ link up and by the way – love the Feather quote re happiness.

    1. I have learned to embrace winter more now Laura….I will have a special winter post here next week setting the stage…although it is looking like fall, the weather has been pretty mild so that helps too.

  2. Ah, you have expressed well the sadness of autumn’s exodus. Your poem is a gentle poem, and I can hear autumn’s quiet good-bye in that word ‘adieu.’ Very subtle.

  3. Gently touching the ground like a whisper – what a sublime line – and adieu is always better than farewell…beautiful and bold

  4. Such a beautiful poem reminding us about the end of the season… I can almost hear the leaves fall..
    Beautifully rendered 🙂

    Lots of love,

  5. This morning I woke up to a post Halloween hangover, no not drunken, but a feeling that the time change, the new month, the end of a season was truly happening.

    Beautiful poem and images Donna…very timely.


  6. Yes. Yes. I’d love to use this poem to illustrate my next prompt–this week’s midweek motif on tranquility. May I?

  7. We’re having unseasonably warm and sunny weather here for the first week in November — more an extra week of October and very welcome. It’s hard to love November in the northeast!

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