Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Autumn’s Passion--By Yvonne Sparkes--England

Autumn’s Passion

Autumn’s Passion burns as gold
Undulating dreams of old,
Testing shades of nature’s art,
Untried patterns from her heart.
Mist, like cobwebs, frills the air,
Now heat within the day is rare.

Parts the sun and chills the night,
New moon illuminates the heights.
Soon the winds shall blow and moan,
So too those leaves from trees are flown,
Carpets laid for pleasured eye,
Our glorious myriad from on high.

Never shall a sweeter scene
Show life and death as this serene.

Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes,  immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents.  She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons.  She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images.  A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain.  She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.


  1. Dear Yyvonne -

    Oh this is so beautiful. "Mist, like cobwebs, frills the air," is a remarkable line. I am in awe. And those last two lines bring it home superbly. I was so happy to receive your e-mails and updates. Hang in Yvonne; those prayers are still floating from Newtown, Ct. over the ocean to Barkingside, along with those from all over.

    love you,

  2. Yvonne,
    Wow, nice rhyming there, that keeps the poem going without losing its tone; It's a flavor that many poets lose when rhyming. Keep it going.

    Thanks for sharing.
    love you
    Andrew Ntchindi Jere

    1. Dear Andrew,
      Thank you so much for the very kind comment about my poem, sorry
      For the delay in thanking you but I have been battling an illness. I am
      So pleased that you enjoyed the poem.
      Kind Regards,
      Yvonne Sparkes

  3. Love your very first line - for it is sooo true. Beautiful work, lovely reading...

    Rhoda Galgiani

    1. Dear Rhoda,
      Thank you very much for your very kind comment about my poem and
      Please forgive the delay but I had been ill and in hospital.
      I am so pleased that you liked the poem.
      Kind Regards,
      Yvonne Sparkes

  4. Yvonne, every time I read this it strikes a chord. It's amazing.


  5. Dear Yvonne,

    Thank you for your comments today. It's so good to have you back at Whispers. It's a joy to share your poetry. Blessings to you.


  6. Smooth and enjoyable, thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you, Jack Clubb, for the following comment--

    I delight in nature poems, especially ones done in rhyme. This one is memorable.