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Autumn Smells


Rustic smell of autumn leaves,
So strong, yet so sweet.
Strong, rank smell of
Rotting leaves,
Rotting bark,
Wettened by
The rain,
Smells like
Stinky breath.


Leaves On Ground


Leaves, they fall,
Dangle from spider’s web.
Lie on ground,
Covered in droplets,
Harboring pools,
Crunching under
Chipmunk paws,
And my feet.

Autumn Rainbow Play


Leaves, they change,
Fade before they shine.
Fade to paler green,
Turn yellow, pale or bright.
Turn red, turn dark pink,
Turn colors two or more.
All preparing for their roles
In the Autumn Rainbow Play.

Shine Through Rainbow


This poem was inspired by both a nature walk and this song, which I grew up with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjik9U_Qo_8&list=FLatVCmt7mZBWS3bBb1-BnIA&index=1

Nooks of darkness
Nooks of light,
Among the leafy trees.

Soon light
Shine through rainbow,
Shine through rainbow,
Says the darkness,
“Shine through rainbow, too.”

Less light,
Less rainbow,
Light and darkness
Hidden no more.

Acorn Walk


Acorns, acorns everywhere,
Fallen from the trees.
Jumbles, jumbles, small brown nuts,
Some of them still green.

Acorns, acorns everywhere,
Some out of their shells.
What a lovely autumn mess!
Amid the autumn smells.

Acorns, acorns everywhere,
Walk on nuts for miles!
Roll, roll, around on nuts,
Walking home in style!

Rain-Washed Morning


Soft dewy grass,

Tickling, cooling,

Wetting my feet.


Leaves adorned

With dew drops,

Starting to turn red.


Clouds rise on mountains,

Blue sky behind,

Clears the clouds ahead.


Down the drain,

In all the puddles,

Last night’s rain.


Grass clean, leaves clean,

Hard, rough rocks clean,

Everything clear and fresh.



It is very cold.

The Wind has lost his scent.

Autumn scent not strong enough

To overcome the cold.

But with leaves starting to change,

I know it will be soon.

With air cooling down,

I know it will be soon.

With the everyone back in school,

I know it will be soon.

With Halloween costumes on sale,

I know it will be soon.