Thursday, September 10, 2015

Autumn Stroll--By Robert L. Hinshaw--United States

Autumn Stroll

A woodland path in the dappled sun, hushed and quiet!
My soul is gratified as I meander midst its colorful riot!
Another glorious autumn has burst forth in all its splendor!
The Creator displays a vista no mere artist would dare render!

Gentle zephyrs stir eddies of colorful leaves along the way.
A myriad of wild flowers greet me with their brilliant display.
Trees that a short while ago offered welcome summer shade,
Now lift barren arms as if in prayer sans their leaves of jade.

Not a cloud mars the pristine blue of the Colorado sky.
A skein of geese wing southward sounding their plaintive cry.
Stately Colorado spruce 'neath which deer now gambol and browse,
Will soon have garlands of snow adorning their spreading boughs.

The shrill blare of an elk startles me from my reverie,
As he calls for a mate with his ever sovereign plea.
I pause on a nearby knoll to view yon shimmering lake,
Teeming with graceful ducks, guarded by a magnificent drake!

Foolish poets and artists have strived to portray each season.
They have tried and failed because of a very real reason.
Only He Who is the Master Artist and ruler over all,
Will ordain the beauty of the seasons, especially the exquisite fall!

Robert L. Hinshaw served 30 years in the Air Force retiring in 1978 in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. He began writing poetry in 2002 at age 72 and has composed over 1100 poems.


  1. beautiful write, Bob - with a lovely message

  2. Hi Bob:
    I felt I was seeing it all with you.
    Yes the master creator paints and we view it with gratitude and joy.
    Your poem is a joy to read,

  3. Hi Robert! Your autumn stroll is filled with delightful imagery which appeals to the senses. This poem might not be 'perfect' like the Creator's, but you sure rise to the occasion when it comes to describe each season!:) All the best, paul

  4. Hi Robert...Your words painted a beautiful picture of Autumn, my favorite season. Yes, only the Master Creator can ordain such beauty! Good wishes, Chris~

  5. Knowing from whence all good things come, makes them easier to appreciate.

    I appreciate this fine poem.

  6. Wow Bob! You have outdone yourself with this illustrious poem my friend. I surely enjoyed reading this awesome piece, great work.