Golden October Afternoon

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The sun slips towards the horizon

A bit earlier

On golden October afternoons.

 

 

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As days grow shorter,

Sol  stays lower in the sky.

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Its rays oblique,

Somehow gentler,

Touching the world with golden fingers of light.

 

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Golden rays illuminate each stalk and leaf,

Penetrating,

Lingering,

Glowing;

 

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Soft halos of light

Consecrate the commonplace.

 

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A loving “Farewell,”

As light slip towards darkness.

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Night gains a few more moments

At each day’s close.

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Sol climbs lower with each passing day,

Paler, cooler,

softer somehow.

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And Earth glows golden at the parting,

Basking in the  gifts each illumined moment brings,

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Burnished bright,

Transmuted by the light,

Prepared  for winter’s long windswept nights.

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Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

 

 

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Golden October Afternoon

  1. I love the golden grass – so beautiful. Fall in full swing is a gorgeous sight. Well captured!

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