((Anyone who knows me knows that Autumn is my very favorite season! I love the crispness and clarity of the air, the shifting colors and the smell of woodsmoke on evenings which are just starting to get chilly. I adore the bluest of skies in October and going to the local pumpkin patch to find “just” the right pumpkin to carve my Jack-o-lantern! I love Halloween and dressing in costumes, caramel apples and spiced apple cider. The entire season energizes me and I often feel like I’m not really awake or alive until Fall arrives. Here is my offering for Blaga’s Seasonal Challenge for Fall. I have to admit that this one was the toughest so far, the most challenging, simply because there is so much about the season which I love. The poem is mediocre at best, but it holds some of my all-time favorite things. 🙂 Enjoy! P.S. Some of the links in the poem have music, so you might wanna pause the video before the poem.))
~ Autumn Adorations ~
Hawthorne sums up my feelings in a quote with flair,
“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious
as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”
I don’t have a favorite Fall book, but rather, a story:
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, by Washington Irving.
I’ve always loved this tale in all it’s spooky, subtle glory,
But then, I’m drawn to many things that others find unnerving.
My favorite town in Autumn, is found in a movie!
The town of “Halloween” is definitely the best!
And speaking of movies, for my favorite Fall film,
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” outshines the rest.
In short, there’s not much I don’t like about Fall,
Except for the fact that it’s gone much too soon!
Let me linger in shadows and sup with ghostly cabal,
And dance by the light of a warm Harvest Moon!
~ C.L.R. ~ ©
I love carving Jack-o-lanterns and try to make every, single one of them unique and 3-D. The Goblin King is one of my favorites, and I do black cats pretty well, too! 😉