Autumnal Equinox

Here I am in Central Park

Sitting on my favorite bench

Reading my favorite book


It’s 3:20 on a Wednesday afternoon

Enjoying the ease from summer into fall

On the autumnal equinox.


The sun’s center

Has crossed north to south

Across the Earth’s equator.


Autumn has officially begun


  • Neil Higgins

    Brilliant Laura.
    I become Winnie The Pooh and Christopher Robin,when autumn begins.Who doesn't love "kicking leaves" and running amok.

  • Fay Slimm.

    Dear Laura - -- How near you appear with the image and wording as you sit watching leaves fall now Autumn's begun - -hope you see my warm wave from that bench in the park

  • Accidental Poet

    Wonderful imagery Laura. I almost felt like I was on that bench with you. 😊

  • ron parrish aka wordman

    kinda cool on my front porch tonight 63,rain,,loved the colors

  • Teddy.15

    Dear Laura, what a splendid piece of poetry my dear friend, wish I was sitting with you to witness the magic of fall in New York too. Thank you. X

  • Doggerel Dave

    If I were sitting on a bench in NY's Central Park in autumn......I would very much hope I could find my way out again before winter.....

    Atmospheric piece, Laura.

  • Goldfinch60

    May that Autumn bring the delight of Nature's artwork to us all Laura.


  • orchidee

    Good write Laura.

  • L. B. Mek

    it has indeed, although
    there's still quite a few leaves, on trees
    to bronze and saunter down
    for us to crunch, in childish delight;
    but yes, for us too
    here in Hyde Park, London
    its breathtakingly
    the beginning of Autumn..
    (thanks for sharing
    I felt you words poignantly captured the ruminative essence of the season, wonderfully)

  • Neville

    You made this reader feel write there .. Words as golden as the season they portray ................ and who doesn't love an equinox eh' ........................certainly worth staying up for my friend .... 🌻

  • Marie

    A very finely penned poem which captures both the delight of reading in Central Park and the delight of the Autumn Equinox and the official first day of Autumn. In Ireland, the first day of Autumn is on August 1st, so we are well into Autumn at this stage. Beautiful choice of graphic to complement your words. Lovely work! Thank you for sharing, Laura...

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