Sunday, January 19, 2014

Autumn's Gloaming

The Echo of What Remains Collected Poems of Wanda Lea Brayton

Kaleidoscopic leaves tinged with Autumn's lullabies
swirl slowly within the lane,
rustling radiance borne by the wind's glance
upon this changing landscape.

Bundled together against the cold,
we swaddle against the darkness,
gaining strength and sustenance from each other's touch.

You soothe me into slumber
with smooth, subtle tones of adoration.
I hear these soft, soulful symphonies
as sunlight retreats into vast hills and vales,
wishing I had wings to soar serenely
across this echoed wilderness.

Summer trails at a memorable distance now;
paler hues shine softly upon shimmering feathers,
a lonely yearning left far behind.

Once more, much to our sorrow,
Autumn barely sings its mournful melodies,
hardly lingers long enough for us to grasp its grandeur.