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”
Lovely Hugh 😊 you’re such a good writer.
Thanks, Sam. *Blushing here*
Lovely! A beautiful picture of summer’s fading days.
Thank you, Norah.
Lovely first attempt, Hugh! Keep writing and creating more! Hugs xx
I’ve had a go at some more poetry, Janice. However, I still find it so difficult to write. It’s something I’ve now given up on; focusing on my short stories instead.
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
Thanks, Debby. Since publishing this first poem, I’ve only ever written a couple of others. The poetry bubble never burst for me.
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
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.😀
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. 🙂 ❤
This is lovely Hugh, it really flows 🙂
Thank you so much. My first series attempt at poetry.
Saying goodbye with a deep sigh…
A sigh of relief for me after all the brutal heat and humidity Summer 2018 brought with it. My favourite season is now just around the corner. 😀🍂
Enjoy it, Hugh!! I wish you a golden season 🍃🍂🍁
It’s really a great poem to describe how many of us feel about summer. We get at least another few weeks of summer here, all the way until Halloween then it abruptly get cold and rainy!
Enjoy the extended summer in your part of the world, Terri. As somebody who does not like the summer very much, I’m not even sure why I wrote this poem.
I’m ready for Fall, the hot days are getting old! You crack me up!
This is lovely, Hugh. I’m horrible with poetry, too. Big kudos to you for giving it a try!
I’m still hopeless with Poetry, Jacquie. My writing of poetry has not developed at all since I first wrote and published this poem 4 years ago.
I’m far from an expert, but I think you have real talent ❤
What a great first poem!!!
This is rather lovely, Hugh.
This is just so beautiful Hugh 💜💜
Thank you so much, Willow. 🍂
Hugh for a first poem it is awesome, for any poem it is awesome 💜💜
That’s so kind, Willow. Thank you. 💛
A shame I’ve hardly written anymore, but I find them so difficult to write.
Well you make it look easy it flows beautifully 💜🌹
Thank you very much.
My pleasure, indeed…
Beautiful poem Hugh!
Thank you, Edwina. If you fancy joining in Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge then please do. It’s great fun and there’s a great blogger community who join in every week.
Thanks Hugh. I have never actually written a Haiku, but I might be brave enough to try it one day soon. 🙂
I was the same. Never wrote one, had a go, and now there’s no stopping me 🙂
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!
I hope you do. A new haiku challenge starts tomorrow over on Ronovan’s blog. It would be great if you joined us all.
I’ll go over and have a look for sure 🙂
Such a fitting goodbye to the warm summers..loved this poem Hugh and you said you didnt write poetry.
Thanks, Nishi. Yes my very first and only attempt at poetry. Can you guess who may have encouraged me too write it?
Umm is it a he or a she? does the name start with a C or an R or an E..no clue..who? But dont make this your last..I think you should try your hand at a couple more
Let’s just say you are on the right tracks.
Well now you have told me to have another go, Nishi, then I may just do that 🙂
Okay got it.. 🙂 Ron?
Got it in one 😉
😀 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.
You have the soul of a poet, Hugh.What a lovely expression of sadness at the passing of Summer. I love this poem. Credit to you. 🙂
Thank you so much, Maria. My very first attempt other than a haiku. I’ve got another one ready but it needs to wait until next month as it includes some hints towards Halloween.
Well I shall just have to fly around on my broomstick while I’m waiting for your poem, Hugh. 😉
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 🙂
Thank you so much, Ruth. That is really so kind of you to nominate me. I shall get around to accepting the award over the next few weeks.
A poem, finally… 🙂 Love the imagery – acceptance and hope… Spring in my part of the world…chilly still…
Thanks so much, Florence. Yes, my first attempt at a poem with some inspiration from Ronovan. Happy Spring.
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 🙂
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.
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!
I will indeed. Thanks very much, Mabel and Happy Spring 🙂
I am so jealous! It is still in the high 90’s here in Florida. I hope to see Fall by November 🙂 Lovely poem.
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.
Great poem, Hugh! I’m always sad to see her go too! 🙂
Thanks very much, Cyril. I’ve read this poem over and over again since I posted it and I’m not so sure about it now. However, it was my first attempt and I’m hoping I can only improve now.
🙂 Hugh the poet. Very nice and peaceful. Surprising piece considering you don’t like the heat. You big old softy you.
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.