Monday, September 11, 2006

Giving Way

Autumn is nudging the back of Summer,
Summer is refusing to budge,
not ready to come in from play;
there are new blooms on the Gardenia bush,
with tantrum temperatures close to ninety.
The inevitable is going to happen,
leaves will tint-up with color,
sweaters and light jackets will be bodyguards
fending off cooler air.
Lawnmowers, nearing hibernation,
are devouring every green blade they see;
Autumn is pushing the back of Summer,
and Summer’s grudgingly giving way.

13 comments:

jel said...

an't that the truth !

ya did it one more time! :)

I love the Autumn, and the winter,
a chance to take new pictures !

thanks!

floots said...

very nice treatment pat
thank you

its_baxter said...

"tantrum temperatures" :)

J.B. Rowell said...

Or, as in NC, the leaves will prematurely drop straight off the tree from lack of rain!

Good poem Pat.

Poetry by Kai said...

good one

C said...

At long last - just kidding. I think summer is great but sometimes the heat was just too much.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the way you put it. Great description!

samuru999 said...

Great poem Pat!
Loved it!!!

Masago said...

Yes, Summer is being a bit stubborn here too. There is an inevitability coming as your poem well describes.

steve said...

50's today, 80's coming Sat. -
pushin' and shovin'!

Russell Ragsdale said...

I like the lilting sensation of this poem Pat, good one!

Pat Paulk said...

Jel, I guess I'm a Spring and Summer kind of guy, but this Summer was too much!! Thank you!!

Thanks, Floots!

Ruthanne, kind of HOT!!!

Julia, you are probably right. I hope we get SOME color. Thank you!!

Thank you Kai!!

C, this year it was!!

Thanks Andrew!! We keep writing we're eventually going to pull Fall around!!

Thanks, Margie!!

Vaughn, it will get real interesting if it doesn't!!

50's??????? Our low's are still in the mid to high 60's. We're in the 80's and that's a whole lot better than 90's. Thanks Steve!!

Thanks, Russell!!

gabby said...

Love this one...and fall is MY favorite season of the year.