As Summer Fades

As summer fades

Autumn colours arrive

Dry, sunny days, now but a memory away

But on she goes, with September here

Gripping my world through her warm green eyes

Do not forget her when the first mists arise

Till she gives out her last breath and becomes no more alive

Thank you, my darling, for your long, drawn-out days

Until next year, we must now say goodbyes

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66 thoughts on “As Summer Fades

  1. Well I think you did a heck of a job with this beautiful poem Hugh. And the autumn photo you posted is gorgeous. Definitely my most favourite time and climate of the year. 🙂 xx

      1. I hear you, but practice makes better, lol. I’ve recently begun hopping on to Colleen’s poetry challenges and find it’s a good exercise to dip my feet into writing haiku and tanka which I much prefer to writing rhyming poetry. 🙂 xx

        1. I had a run of writing haiku, but even that has now dried up. I figured using the time to write short fiction seemed a better idea. At least I gave it try, though. Plus, you never know. I may just get the urge to write poetry again…one day.😀

        2. We are ever-changing and evolving Hugh. That’s the beauty of writing and creativity. A year ago I had no interest in haiku, we have to go with whatever sparks our passion at the moment. 🙂 ❤

        1. Good for you! I do tend to stick to a certain style when having a go at poems (or verses really), but I have strayed from the trusted path on one or two occasions so might bite the bullet and go for it!

      1. Umm is it a he or a she? does the name start with a C or an R or an clue..who? But dont make this your last..I think you should try your hand at a couple more

        1. 😀 Yay! your Haikus were lovely Hugh..dont stop..let me rush and read whats up with the Grammer Black Market..just got the update in my inbox.

  2. Hi Hugh, lovely poem, well done! By the way, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, so hope you’re happy to participate 🙂

  3. Love this poem, Hugh. I think you captured the feeling many of us summer-lovers feel when summer ends and the colder seasons are upon us. I hope you enjoyed summer and that it wasn’t too hot for you. It’s spring here in Melbourne but it still is quite chilly. I am looking forward to summer 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Mabel. It was my very first attempt at a poem other than a haiku. This summer was too hot during July but August has been one of the coolest on record in some parts of the UK. My favourite season of Autumn is already showing signs of her presence and I’m looking forward to her putting on her wonderful colour display for all to see.

      1. First poetry attempt, I wouldn’t have guessed first attempt at all. Well done, Hugh. I hope we will be able to see more poetry from you soon here 🙂 Go out and enjoy autumn, I am sure you will bring back a lot of photos for us to enjoy!

  4. I am so jealous! It is still in the high 90’s here in Florida. I hope to see Fall by November 🙂 Lovely poem.

    1. Thank you Colleen. We’ve had the coolest August on record in some parts of the UK which has made the Autumn colours already appear. Everything seems to have come early this year and it looks as if Autumn is falling suit.

    1. I know. I was wondering what I was writing after I did that post on the 10 things I hated most about summer but, I did as you said, closed my eyes and let the words flow, and this is what came out. It was hard work so I’m hoping it can only get easier.

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