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A change of season


Well, hasn’t Autumn made itself known!
Rain, rain, wind and more rain.
Anyway, rather than get depressed by the weather, I have listened to my favourite song (Mr Blue Sky by ELO) several times today, at home and at work, and it inspired me to write a poem with a bit of a gardening theme.
If it proves popular, I will post my “summer” and “winter” poems on here.
(I am still working on one for spring).
Hope you all like it!


The west wind blows hard, leaves rain down,
Red and orange, yellow and brown,
A blanket of goodness enriching the soil,
The gardeners reward for a year of toil.

The borders are waiting for one lovely day,
When all of the rubbish is cleared away,
Ready for winter with snow, frost and ice,
Re-growing in spring when the weather is nice.

The lawn needs a spike, a rake, trim and feed,
Repair all the patches, put down some seed,
Clean your equipment and put it to bed,
Spend a full day and clean out the shed.

Autumn is happy, quiet and sad,
The years’ reminder of good times and bad,
A time to reflect, and start planning and buying,
Cos’ winter is coming and you might feel like crying!

© Richard Brown 2010

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Yes, Richard, it's a winner. And you're promising more to follow....lovely :)

1 Oct, 2010


A very nice poem to round off the day.
Relaxe in your armchair and dream if you may
Of autumn's warm colours and planning ahead.
Then lock up the house and go up to bed.
....... :o))

1 Oct, 2010


Well done Richard great poem and yes....
Its dark and damp
And days are shorter
What a relief
We don't have to water! Boom boom

1 Oct, 2010


Great poem Richard, look forward to the rest.

1 Oct, 2010


a wonderful poem, so glad you put it on here for us all to enjoy, thank you.

1 Oct, 2010


Oh yes, very apt, I like that .......

1 Oct, 2010


Another great poem're a poet and you DID know it!

2 Oct, 2010


Hi, I was directed here from Floribunda's Somerset blog....glad I came:-)

20 Oct, 2010


Me too thoroughly enjoyed it.

30 Oct, 2010

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