Early Autumn

Beautiful arrives early
as a fruit & granola mix
awaits in a cereal bowl
while the first cup brews.

On this first-dip-in-temps morn,
newness of autumn stirs outside.
From the front porch I hear
chimes’ chatter in brisk breezes,
their motion calls for second looks.

I see streams of eastern sunlight enter
pouring through an opened-front door.
Hanging-basket ferns’ shadows dance;
I count fronds’ steps crossing porch slats.

Mr. Coffee’s electric kettle hums along.
The fridge, grandfather clock, and PC join
their motorized hums, beats synchronized.

I touch my heart which joins the rhythms.
Beautiful arrives early on this fall morning.
I am lucky enough to catch all this at once

before it leaves  –  at once.

 

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2 comments

  1. Jan,

    Perfect weather here for your inviting breakfast. Amazing how fast
    the temperatures plummeted. No matter the temp, it is a beautiful
    time of year. You celebrate that beauty with your poem. Your inner
    light shines through. The closing lines are a reminder to cherish every
    minute. This poem wraps itself around the reader and climbs inside
    the heart.

    Thank you!

    sarah

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  2. Hi Jan

    I touch my heart which joins the rhythms.
    Beautiful arrives early on this fall morning.
    I am lucky enough to catch all this at once

    before it leaves – at once.

    It comes and leaves too quickly but the momentary experience lingers, the struck flame of memory burns deeply with the beauty of what you had witnessed. I like the sequential progress of this as you invite the reader to experience “the arrival of beautiful from the table to the light streaming through the door. I can feel, taste and see the quiet glory of this scene. Thank you for sharing it!

    Take care
    Wendy

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