Friday, November 25, 2016

FALL--By Alice Couch--United States


Flurry of amber and crimson leaves
Alight upon ground beneath the trees.
Layering the earth in patchwork bands
Like a quilt crafted from nature’s hands.

Alice Couch is a retired nurse’s aide who spends her days playing with her dogs, Nibby and Squeakie, while writing poetry for her three children, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great great-grandchildren.  One of her stories published in Living with Children. She studied yoga and Buddhism and has a gift for blending the rational approach of the Western mind with the deep spiritual wisdom of the east in her poetry. She was named Noblesville’s Senior Poet Laureate in 2012.


  1. Dear Alice,
    I love the free, easy flow of "Fall."
    You've created, with an economy of words, a place I would like to be.

  2. Alice,
    A short, yet still profound way of describing fall.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

  3. Beautiful. I'm imagining fall all over again as I enjoy the verses of this delight. Thank you for sharing, Alice. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (