“Harbingers of Autumn”

The Annabelles
have turned
from white to green.
The Nikko Blues are gone.
Deep-pink
Glowing Embers
reign in
regal purple shrouds.
Cones of white
still crown
sturdy
Lime Light stems.

The fading days
of summer
dim with dying
hydrangea blooms.
Like moorings
in the harbor
freed from ships’
warm-weather lines
the gaudy plants
in autumn
shed
tropical tiaras
and prepare
to ride the tides
of winter
unadorned.

(Written for dVerse Poets. Open Link Night. August 30, 2014.)

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8 Responses to “Harbingers of Autumn”

  1. I feel that the bloom goes out with a boom… the colors are most intense before the winter will come… Well painted

  2. brian miller says:

    ah we are starting to see the first signs…it is hot as heck today though so summer is fighting back a bit…but nature feels it even if we can not…the grape vine is turning…and soon i will have to do the annual trim back…

  3. billgncs says:

    the long summer nights are fading…. sigh

  4. Absolutely beautiful word picture,VB. “Like moorings in the harbor freed from ships’
    warm-weather lines.” Makes me nostalgic for NC this time of year. There are no signs of autumn here. Just heat and rain.

  5. wolfsrosebud says:

    fun use of color in this

  6. Grace says:

    What a lovely capture of the season changing to autumn ~ The blooms are colorful ~

  7. Kathy says:

    Pretty and all a bit too soon for me..

  8. I recently went on a nature walk and the variety of colour was amazing….as if summer was giving us one last show. Very nice write…visually appealing!

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