Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Leaves of October

Oh, I want to dance with the leaves of October
That merrily twirl in the air,
To blend with the yellow, the reds, and the golds of them.
To dance in the wind without care.
And I want to run in the warm Autumn sun,
Skip under the azure blue sky,
To drift with the breeze among billowing leaves,
Rejoicing that I am alive.

So let me forget the cold chill of November
While October still is with me.
Too soon come the rains and the long, dreary winter nights,
Too quickly laid barren the trees.
So, I want to dance with the leaves of October
Before summer's warmth must depart.
Lord, let me lay hold of their red, brown, green, gold
And treasure their dance in my heart.

© 2008 by Kathryn E. Darden


Johnnie Ann Gaskill said...

Beautiful poem, Kathryn! I love all the descriptive words and phrases you used and the message you conveyed! I'm eager to read more of your work.

Kathryn Darden said...

Thanks, Johnnie! Coming from you, that means a lot!

Jane Hutto said...

October, the best month!
Especially those leaves . . .

Kathryn Darden said...

Why, thank you, Jane! I bet you have another fall poem up your sleeves somewhere to share with us!