dusk arising

autumnal beauty



A morning of solid grey sky
pales three weeks of separation
which kept me from this road.
Staffordshires display of autumnal beauty
has turned a verdant yeaterday
to a carpet of amber and gold where
dark and skeletal roadside Birch
salute my passing.

Deep in thoughts of
the 'today' possibilities
a stupid mistake,
a lesson to be learned.
Forgiveness, realisation of worth
bridging the aching chasm of missing.
The glow of resurrecting.
Whilst visions of this autumnal beauty
take my breath away.


  • orchidee

    Good write dusk.

  • AwHec8

    Fine Write dusk arising.
    Good Lord, I absolutely love the horns,
    Trumpet (melody that awakens, troops no less, which I tried and couldn't even play),
    Saxophone (sexy like a fine sound blowing over the curves of a woman),
    Trombone (deep/loud sound like a baritone alerting to what's coming or maybe going),
    Clarinet too (tweeting like a bird).

  • Neville

    A bloomin good out of season seasonal poem sir.. and I like it.. I like it a lot..


    • dusk arising

      TBH its more about the beauty of the lady i was going to see in the autumn of her years.

    • Fay Slimm.

      The pathos of missing nature's bounty comes over so deeply in these autumnal lines D.A. - - so pleased you got round to posting this little gem along with the kinda music I like.

      • dusk arising

        Glad you enjoyed the music. I think i disguised the meaning of my words too deeply with the first verse. The autumnal beauty was the lady.

      • Michael Edwards

        My kind of write - good one dusk.

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Good Evening *DA* thanks for a very generous helping (2.5 + hrs) of mood Jazz - ideal background to write up my Weekly Reports !
        Love the Poem reminds us *August come She must* ! Cooler days & nights and the vibrant Green of Summer morphing into the more diverse & subtle shades of Autumn. This Year the inevitable *Autumn Beauty* will do its best to eclipse the grip of COVID 19 - but there may be some light at the end of the Tunnel. Thanks foe sharing a promise of Autumn.

        Peace & Joy to You & Yours
        Love Angela & Brian 💛💛💛

      • Suresh

        A pleasurable read, thanks

      • Goldfinch60

        That autumnal beauty is so wonderful, natures art at its best.

        Well I have my music list to listen to this evening now d a, Yusef Lateef will have to return to the ether.


        • dusk arising

          Lateef was one of my first finds in jazz. He has been through so many changes. The Jazz-funk era of 70's was an amazing period for him.
          The autumnal beauty i really wanted to emphasise, but got lost doing it TBH, was the beauty of the lady in the autumn of her years.

        • Unsub


          hope she is everything you want her to be & that you are everything she wants you to be...hope she is willing to compromise!!


          • dusk arising

            Alas it was not to be. Another toe in the water where the temperature was far too low to promote longevity.

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