Friday, October 11, 2013

Autumn Memories--By Elizabeth Wesley--Canada

Autumn Memories

Spring chased old man winter from his place
And silenced him with her capricious face.
Sometimes a tear, sometimes a smile;
She would beguile
My lazy feet
To dance in some leafy bowered retreat.

Then dreamy delightful summer flies
And looks at me with laughing eyes
She draws me to her clover fields
Then my heart yields
To her winsome wooing
And her siren song is my undoing.

One day I saw the sudden flare
Of autumn's windblown crimson hair;
She stirred the whispering leaves and then
I felt again
A yearning glo
Of years remembered long ago
And I lived the dream I never knew
Of lost memories and my love for you.

Elizabeth went through a period of darkness from memory loss after retiring. It finally ended and living was possible again. Finding poetry of the masters enticed her to write and she feels this was part of her healing process.


  1. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Beautiful and powerful write

  2. I\ love this write so much, just beautiful. So different from the usual autumn write, and a favorite for me. Lovely words and lines, Well done. bet wishes. Peter Dome.

  3. I absolutely loved your 'not the norm' descriptive words. This autumn poem is beautifully written and very professional. My favorite of all the Autumn poems I have read. Thank you.

  4. Hi Elizabeth, So many people have told me how wonderful your poetry is and this poem reflects that. You are gifted with a talent for imagery and personification that makes the change of seasons come alive. Beautiful! Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire