Monday, October 5, 2015

Autumn--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada


Emerald leaves of summer quickly disappear
    Autumn arrives as days draw short
    Leaves dance in the soft blowing breeze
As multicolored visions now appear
Waltzing ()~ ()
          () ~ () ()~()
            () ~ ()
they cascade to the ground
Twirling into disarrayed heaping mounds
Signalling closure to the season warmth
Autumn becomes laden with frosty mornings
Forewarning of the upcoming winters *** snow.* ***

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. You've painted a beautiful picture of autumn Phyllis. I enjoyed reading your poem. Good wishes, Chris~

  2. Phyllis,
    Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I just love to see the leaves changecolor and then fall to the ground, it looks so beautiful...until you have to bag them.
    Your new friend,,
    David Fox

  3. Very unique and captivating poem, Phyllis. I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Another beautiful poem my friend. I really enjoyed reading this fantastic write this evening. You have given me a smile by your glorious piece. I just love autumn, it's my favorite time of the year. Great work!

  5. oh, this is just beautiful, Phyll x

  6. Ahhhh Phyllis, you have painted a glorious picture of the dance of autumn as she moves quietly toward winter. This is beautiful! I hope you have a milder weather than last year. Blessings, Connie