Fields of Autumn
By Russell Sivey
Fields are full of orange and red today
and the trees are coming to follow suit
with the leaves all turning with perfect hue
the sun and the moon are in full pursuit.
The days are dimmer but filled with delight
the sky is turning grey and what a sight
but the color on the ground is what counts
the best leaves are glowing, makes it feel right.
This time of the year beauty inspires
breaking shine into pieces of daylight
shifting time to see this wondrous beauty
where flowers and trees show off in the light.
Autumn brings cooler air within these fields
the days are shorter with less light to see
letting the animals to roam around
going about the trees and tall grass, free.
There’s nothing greater than all its color
that this time of year brings to the forefront
the cool crisp autumn shows brilliant colors
glory to the Lord and His vast home-front!
From the editor--It is a pleasure to announce that Russell Sivey is November’s Poet of the Month! He is a talented writer, accomplished in the use of rhyme and imagery. Readers at Whispers enjoy his poetry. He regularly shares thoughtful comments to encourage others at our online journal. It is a joy to present Russell with this honor!
Thoughts on “Fields of Autumn”--Russell opens his poem with rich visual experience using multi-sense imagery. The personification helps set the tone in his uplifting verse. The cadence and rhyme flow effortlessly to carry his timeless message. This is a poem you will enjoy.
Congratulations and thank you Russell! I appreciate all you do and have done for Whispers.
Karen O’Leary, Editor