Poetry Sunday-Late October Evenin’


Late October Evenin’


Darkness descends upon me a little earlier every day,

As colors seem to leap from the trees to paint the sky.

The cold winds howl through scraping branches,

While my bones ache a bit more now.

And as the last slip of light hastens me home-

Soon I will feel the hearth warm my soul and bring gentle rest.


© Donna Donabella 2013



I first wrote this poem last fall as I observed the fall sky and the colder evenings.  It was originally published on my garden blog, Gardens Eye View, on November 4, 2013.


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.


sky collage


I am also linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  




Special Note:  The sky here is what I see in autumn outside my door as the sun sets in all its splendor and the blue hour descends.



I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about the lure of the evening as the light fades.  Feel free to download the photo and share.




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53 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Late October Evenin’”

  1. Oh, some of the sunrises and sunsets here have been glorious. It does seem like the color from the leaves has passed to the sky! Nice.

  2. My favorite poem as of yet, beautiful. You actually lightened my mood about the impending doom I’m feeling with winter closing in on us, heh heh.

    1. Oh Christie my love you are so kind…I am so glad this is a favorite and that it lifted your mood….they say by the weekend we are headed for frozen mix…but whisper that…we don’t want to say it too loud.

  3. Here in Sweden I rarely see the sunsets or sunrise.. right now we are covered in a damp blanket of clouds.. and the sun is so hesitant to show itself… the burden of darkness is heavy I think…

    1. Oh Bjorn how well I know that damp blanket of clouds…soon we will see that more so than not here for at least 4 months. I do hope the sun will show itself more to you.

    1. And the very line that inspired the poem Susie. You always seem to pick up on those auditory and sensory lines. It was hearing the branches scraping in the wind one evening that brought the poem to light. So glad you enjoyed the poem!

  4. Wonderful colours in your photos, Donna!
    The poem is very beautiful. It makes me think of autumn… and of becoming older, two things both sad and beautiful.
    Have a good week!

  5. Delightful text and awesome skies – I always anticipate what you will share from this blog.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

  6. Oh I love those evenings. And I can relate to those aches, but I’m living my Autumn so it’s pretty natural. Love the pictures. They’re so serene.

    1. We change our clocks this coming weekend and it will be darker sooner and sooner…I will have to take to watching the beauty of the night skies now. Thank you for your lovely comment Cherie.

  7. Such leaping and howling is a performance so lively that I can see how it readies you for a warm rest! Gentle poem, despite all the activity. Love.

  8. Such gorgeous light in the skies. We really do inhale and hold it in, waiting through the long dark winter days to exhale as the light returns.

  9. We have packed away your lovely autumn images and are in Spring down here. Autumn is indeed a comforting and beautiful season everywhere I think.

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