Garth Rakumakoe

A Morning In Autumn

I lay the morning pages down

for a brisk morning walk

afloat the drying leaf carpet

gracing the earth floor

Far as the eye can see,

nature attests, the warmth of thee


Your affection conjures the fondest

of memories,

as my weak sceptic heart

grieves leaving sunny sentiments behind

for what is to come

Assured in your motherly embrace

from my breath's vapored silhouette

tinged by winter's eve,

stings the solemn paradox

of a temporary goodbye

though I am not alone

with the very own footsteps of time

clicking beside me, carried by favour

I am humbled and in awe

at the marvel of thine orangery

and sheer wonder of creation,

outlined by the colors

in the harmonious notes

of the cooing dove

and last sparrow


I age with Grace, as I stand to remember

while the Creator spared me

in your time

the absolute beauty of living

was most accentuated


  • Saxon Crow

    Really enjoyed this Garth. What a nice walk to go on. Faved

    • Garth Rakumakoe

      🙂 Thank you. Much appreciated.

    • Teddy.15

      Gorgeous, Dear Garth, you captured the magic along with some provoking thoughts. 🤗

      • Garth Rakumakoe

        I love autumn. Always have 🙂 Many thanks Teddy 🙂

        • Teddy.15

          I'm a lady, lol but you are most welcome 💖

        • 2 more comments

        • Fay Slimm.

          Autumn compared with care from a loved one - what could be better and you phrase it so well Garth - thank you for sharing.

        • Paul Bell

          Always think autumn is telling us to prepare. It sure is slow down time of year, and maybe reflection time. The colours are marvellous, mind you.

          • Garth Rakumakoe

            Thank you Paul. Much appreciated as always.

          • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

            Such a beautiful read 🙂 love this … nicely expressed

            • Garth Rakumakoe

              I'm out of words... Thank you so much!

            • Lorna

              Loved this walk....... I could smell the crisp air.

              • Garth Rakumakoe

                Thank you fellow writer, for taking the walk with me.

              • SharonMoemise

                Refreshing! I love how you capture the scenery, the feeling ...I think I'd like to go on that walk on a Morning in Autumn. Great writing.

                • Garth Rakumakoe

                  When art speaks for itself, we become but mere vessels. I am moved by these kind words. They are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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