Rainy Autumn Afternoon

Rainy autumn afternoon
No color in the sky
Except shades of gray

Meanwhile the trees
Still boldly flaunt
A palette of colors

Lingering summer greens
Frosted blue-green spruce
Dark velvety evergreen

Shocks of brilliant yellow
Sunflower and dandelion
Harvest gold

Splashes of orange
Pumpkin and persimmon
Leaves aflame

Fiery blazing red
Darker deep burgundy
Warming cool fall days

Hints of brown
Burnished copper
Bare bark

Empty limbs rise
In stark contrast
Against cloudy sky

Rainy autumn afternoon
Gray day
Bright day


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6 Responses to Rainy Autumn Afternoon

  1. I love the contrast of brilliant color with the gray of the day. I can see the picture in my mind so vividly. Thanks for sharing.

  2. spillarke says:

    What great colors–the glory of gold and velvet of green. Your poem reminded me of when my son started to learn about the seasons in school. It is so difficult to explain fall to a youngster growing up in Florida. He just didn’t understand why our trees stayed green. Happy fall to you and thank you for bringing that memory back.

  3. arjeha says:

    Fall is truly such a remarkable season. I doubt that Crayola even comes close to Mother Nature ‘s vibrant colors

  4. Jaana says:

    I have missed reading your poems! Your words are telling what I was seeing last weekend on my drive!

  5. Ramona says:

    I was hopeful this would be one of your poems and you didn’t disappoint. You captured so well the splendor that surrounds us this time of year!

  6. loraleebain says:

    Your words capture so much!

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