Friday, November 15, 2013

Three Sisters of Fall--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

Three Sisters of Fall

asters in her hair
and wearing a hint of blush-
September strolls in. . . .
crooning melancholy strains
she bids adieu to summer.

October follows-
whimsical and ruddy-cheeked. . . .
sometimes blowing in
she brightly draws attention
then exits quite eerily

following sulking
in her sister’s faded gown
November arrives -
stepping lively at the time
of harvest’s celebration

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. Oooo Andrea what a colourful, personified piece this is. Runs through smoothly and draws the eye through at nice pace... Well done! Hope all is well...

  2. Andrea, I love how you have personified the fall months as sisters. Really beautiful.

  3. Truly I loved your personification of the fall months. I am sure this poem was inspired. Thank you for sharing it. And I would bet you are my 'sister' in the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as I myself attended BYU for a while. :D

  4. Hi Andrea. The Autumn season, to me, is the most beautiful and enjoyable, yet it is also the shortest. It is the winter season here in the Midwest, so thank for another glimpse of Autumn. Blessings.


  5. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following comment--

    It certainly is nice to see your imagery and personifications dancing across the page again Andrea; I haven't been in the poetry field for a long time. I am enjoying reading them again. Thanks for sharing. Bob D

  6. Dear Miss (ms) Andrea,

    Spring will come.


  7. Lovely words - enjoyable reading...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  8. Andrea, another well-written piece from you. What a great read!