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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Timothy Murphy

Three Loves in Autumn

Vermont’s hillsides are clad in maples,
farmsteads in Chapman’s apples,
cheddar and milk are staples,
and September sunshine dapples
yellow and russet maples.

Wind curries Dakota grasses
like flowing manes, and it amazes
the tourist who briskly passes
a tall shelterbelt that blazes
briefly above the grasses.

Golden aspens on a mountain slope
illumine the Front Range.
In deep dream I often grope
to understand how change
is requisite to hope.

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    Lovely poem, I really enjoyed reading it..thank you for posting.

    962 days ago
    Love the poem. Sure was cold here today.
    976 days ago
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful visual images of October with us!
    976 days ago
    His words drip inside my soul like maple syrup!! I've seen colorful autumn trees, the harvest apples and dappling sun. I've watched many a' flowing manes of those long golden grasses turning into the blazing colors of a sunset sky, yet I never understood "a shimmer" till one awe-inspiring day spent in the vast aspen mountain groves. Thank you for sharing such richness of vision with us!!
    976 days ago
    There was frost on my grass this morning. Some trees are turning, some are still green, some have already lost all their leaves.
    976 days ago
    Not to burst your bubble, but, parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska and even Kansas has already seen snow.
    976 days ago
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