Droplets of cooling lava leaves (After Keats)

L. B. Mek


Droplets of cooling lava leaves

(After Keats)



Oh sweet maple tint surrender

Oh moody glass of wine saviour 


Thy all-vanquishing season of reprieve 

serenading our scorched existence 

with your lava dipped, leaves

as droplets of Nature’s cooling breeze


How crisp thy melodic accompaniment 

to each trudging step, crackling

beneath and serenading eyes

from above


Salvation season, beloved of Keats

what promise held in thy brooding clouds

to counter 

our despair of heatwave Summer 


Autumn, thy name and austere thy role

in our yearly cycle, come 

we beseech thee, caress 

our sunburned foreheads and hearts


Soothe, our weary aches and hurts

and like that most cherished Spring 

we welcome ye, gladly

our Autumn of reinvigorating foggy amber!



© L. B. Mek

April 2022



  • crypticbard

    There thou be L.B.! Welcome home to MPS reinvigorate with poems and banter!

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you kind Poet, good to be back!

    • Fay Slimm.

      I am seconding Rik with my welcome at seeing you back here and posting again dear L.B. - --- Thanking you too for this truly laudable tribute both to Keats and to my favourite time of the year.

      • L. B. Mek

        Autumn is up there with Spring for me
        while Keats is my: 'Chief Poet',
        and thank you dear Fay, glad to be back

      • Neville

        Aye .. welcome home brother Mek .. I feel all is now well again .. Neville

        • L. B. Mek

          you stole my line, all is well cherished my friend
          we dream on, inking glimpses of what we glean
          thank you!

        • A Boy With Roses

          LOVE THIS

          • L. B. Mek

            love your enthusiastic affirmation, dear Poet
            thank you

          • Goldfinch60

            Wonderful words Mek, good to see you back.


            • L. B. Mek

              thanks Andy, glad to be back
              sadly, just Fridays and Mondays for now

            • Paul Bell

              Back with a Keats, does it get any better than that.

              • L. B. Mek

                paint me predictable, I see golden leaves
                and my mind goes straight to Keats
                thank you my friend, glad you enjoyed the read

              • Bella Shepard

                A voice once again heard, and always loved. While the leaves in my part of the world have turned, they are reluctant to leave the trees. I yearn for the cool, crisp feel of autumn, as I wait out the 60 degree weather forecasted through the end of Oct. Here's to autumn my friend, you do it proud.

                • L. B. Mek

                  funny, cocooned in our locality
                  we forget seasons differ in timeline around the world
                  hope you have a wonderfully scenic Autumn, dear Poet
                  and thank you for your wonderfully poetic comment:
                  'While the leaves in my part of the world have turned
                  they are reluctant to leave the trees.
                  I yearn for the cool, crisp feel of autumn,'
                  (best lines of poetry on this page in my humble opinion)

                  • Bella Shepard

                    I only echo the beautiful sentiment of your poem dear friend.

                  • Poetic Dan

                    No one does it quite like you my friend! Keep up the write and thank you for sharing

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Great tune to start or rearrange my morning mood

                    • L. B. Mek

                      Just wonderful to feel your encouraging vibes again brother
                      Thank you!!!

                    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

                      Great writing Mek ) some beautiful words and an interesting read ))

                      • L. B. Mek

                        Thank you! dear Poet
                        and fellow Nature enthusiast
                        glad you enjoyed the read

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