Sunday, September 27, 2015

Falling into Autumn









moon illuminates the heavens
as the drums vibrate to the
fluid frequency of love...

tonight,  I feel pulses of my heart
and in the recesses of my mind
I recall a dream filled with hope..

perfume of sage & sweet grass
circulate the smoky interior
in waning hours of September

falling into the arms of autumn

a black crow flaps overhead
& the spirited  white wolf howls
as the red  super moon arises

in the splendor of each beat
placing  intentions for those
in need of healing & peace

I close my eyes drifting as
a freshly fallen autumn leaf
resting near a great oak

falling into the arms of autumn

revival  in a  morning sun
under a  canopy of brilliant hues
baptizing sprays of light...

drink in a cup of a new day
ease into the silent beauty
sipping the flavors of life

in this day of equilibrium
united in light & darkness
that we might feel change

falling into the arms of autumn

posted for Poets United
author's note: I participated
in a Fall Equinox celebration
last night ushering in autumn
& the winds of change.. 
I wrote this to honor the 
journey.

remembering a friend...gone
to the sky-world..

63 comments:

  1. Truedessa, you have described the beauty of autumn as it is! We have to sip the flavors & be refreshed by its beauty. Lovely writing.

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    1. I think we do need to enjoy the moments...

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  2. Bringing in fall and having a ball, caught all the sensations of the season

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    1. Fall is full of wondrous color but, you know I don't enjoy winter...

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  3. Currently the autumn could not be more beautiful.. I hope I can muster the energy to go up tonight for the red super-moon.... the days are beautiful though

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    1. Bjorn,

      I am going outside later tonight to take in the view of the red moon and it will be an eclipse as well. Try to get out there if you can it will be a rare moon.

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  4. "falling into the arms of autumn"

    This is just too gorgeous. What a beautiful way to honor the Equinox.

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  5. ease into the silent beauty
    sipping the flavors of life

    One is accorded the privilege of less heat of summer and less coldness of winter. A good balance is stated!

    Hank

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    1. That is true Hank, Spring and fall both hold that magic I guess.

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  6. So sorry for your loss.
    Autumn is balance in a moment of time, between the growth and the cleansing.

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    1. That is true perhaps a time to find that which needs tending...

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  7. I enjoyed how you traveled through all the senses as Autumn arrives.

    Thanks for your kind words and visit.

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    1. Hi Gail - Thanks for stopping in for a visit

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  8. There's our friend, the white wolf again.........the moon has been spectacular the last couple of nights but today is overcast and I fear we wont get to see the blood moon tonight. I envy you the gathering - so wonderful, I can hear the beat of the drums! I hope they lifted to your friend in the sky world. And that we, the people of the earth, will feel - and instigate - change. Beautiful writing, my friend,.

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    1. Sherry,

      Yes, that white wolf once again came last night and howled at the moon while the drums vibrated...when we left last night a guy came out and said "Do you see that moon" and he let out such a howl I had to smile...

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  9. It is quite cool here today. And raining. Seems a bit fitting.
    I like the freedom of that leaf in finally letting go to flutter down.
    Autumn is my fav time of year - now if it would dry up a bit,
    I could enjoy the wood smoke.

    So drumming went good last night? Thanks for the intentions.

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    1. Yes, sometimes the rain seems to fit the day and mood. It has been nice here all weekend and the moon spectacular. Tonight it will be the red moon and I plan to sit outside and drum for a bit between 10 - 12pm.

      Yes, drumming went well and I put the intention out there for a friend. I left you an email...

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  10. amazing.. really love the way it flows and the images you used.

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  11. In the Japanese manner, celebrated Shubun-no-hi....and posted a Jisei on d'verse poetics in keeping with that. Autumn is so magical and my favorite time of year. This poem does such lovely and reverent justice to it. Like your loss, my tanka posted here today honors a friend who has crossed over the bridge from the land of the living. Autumn seems the perfect time to honor and remember those loved ones who have moved on. Spencer is Kanzensakura

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    1. I went to a Fall Equinox celebration as we ushered in a season of change. Yes, it was a good time to remember one who has crossed the bridge. Thank you for your kind words.

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  12. oh how exquisite this poem is!!! i feel like i'm outside under a huge oak tree sprawled there on a mat with a good book telling of the autumn season! beautiful!!!

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    1. James, that is a lovely image - relaxing under the canopy of the oak reading a good book.

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  13. So deeply sorry for your loss.. this is a beautiful poem..!!

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  14. I see the crow in your autumn poem too....a wonderful song to honor autumn's time....love the repeating refrain, "falling into autumn".

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    1. Yes, it seems we both had the crow come calling. Autumn comes on strong with vibrant color and then leaves everything grey and dark in such a short season.

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  15. What a beautiful and touching poem. So sorry for the loss of your friend, but your words are very moving and easy to relate to for readers. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you - he was a blogging friend with a good heart...

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  16. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. This piece is certainly a moving tribute. I love autumn, and while I don't always love the winds of change, I know that they're often better than just remaining stationary.

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    1. That is true sometimes we need those winds to get us moving in the right direction.

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  17. The seasons constantly remind us of our own lives. We are part of natures plan and should see the beauty in that and be happy that we and all that we loved have been a part of all that.

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    1. That is very true Old Egg and something tells me you are a smart egg as well :-)

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  18. I love this poem. The images you paint are beautifully painted with your words. How nice to attend an equinox celebration. Obviously, it was ver inspirational.

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    1. Hi Myrna - I did enjoy the celebration even if my heart was a bit heavy.

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  19. Lovely. Your words evoke autumn, beautifully. Your use of repetition: so moving.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, you are always so kind with your comments..

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  20. Hi Trudessa - that is the most lovely of poems as we are absorbed into the autumn months ... so lovely now with the clear skies, full of the supermoon - yes ... it is that time of year - wonderful to read - thank you ...Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      Did you see the Supermoon? I watched the whole show it was phenomenal.

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  21. What a wonderful celebration of the Autumn equinox..some arms are comforting and warm to fall into...

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    1. That may very well be true...Autumn is officially here and I see it and feel it in the air as the colors slowly change.

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  22. may your friend rest in peace... what a beautiful tribute...falling into the arms of autumn - there's a warm comfort in this

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    1. Claudia - and may it be so that he now resides in the sky world

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    1. Blue - What is wrong with Autumn :) I am sure the colors look smashing on you as we are a certain magical shade of blue...sky blue..

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    2. It reminds me of my age. I remember the spring of my life, but I was to foolish to think things would stay like that forever.

      How has your day been, True Blue?

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    3. Hi Blue,

      The day has been ok. I haven't been feeling well. How are you Blue?

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    4. I'm tired as always but a lighter shade of blue. Did you know that our poem is one of the most often read posts at my place?

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    5. I didn't know that Blue who would've knew that our poem would take in so many views. It was such a natural process just us talking Blue to True...smiling..thanks for sharing and for caring.

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    6. Well, I loved writing it with you, the one and only True.

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  24. As always, wonderfully expressed. Did you get to see the moon? It was overcast here.:(

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    1. Hi, I did watch the whole show last night it was enchanting..

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  25. WOW! Owwoooooo! I feel the peace and calm of the falling and resting:
    "in the splendor of each beat
    placing intentions for those
    in need of healing & peace . . . "
    Thank you for this poem that so captures the drumming circles of Wicca and Gaea.

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    1. I do love drum & dream circles...

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  26. A lovely evocation of a countryside unfamiliar to me, which I get to see through your eyes.

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    1. Hi Rosemary,

      Fall is starting out a bit rainy and cold this week.

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  27. Wonderfully inventive verses to exemplify the season and how it resonates within us all.
    Steve K.

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  28. Hope our changes are all for good.

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  29. That moon was something, wasn't it? Bring the Autumn on. :)

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    1. The moon was fantastic...I was so happy to be able to take in the full view...just amazing..

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