A Spell of Seasonal Weather, poetry by Maggie O'Brien at Spillwords.com

A Spell of Seasonal Weather

A Spell of Seasonal Weather

written by: Maggie O’Brien


Autumn’s mellow colours glow
To imprint full prism in mind’s eye
Before approaching snow
Which (with blinding blanket white and cold)
Wipes clean the memory of things old
Then the earth-recuperating mother
Draws in her offspring, under cover.

At last, we glimpse with bated breath
Spring’s tender shoots of green,
defying death,
Shunning dying
Gently bringing tantalising dreams of summer days
And all of everything is stretching, yawning, sighing
Absorbing the felt, as yet unseen, warming rays.

Summer a lighter, brighter mood reveals
Unexpectedly, she heals
Laughter and well-being she brings
With all the fruits
Of all the shoots
Of spring.
But summer gives way (as we well know)
And autumn’s mellow colours glow.

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