Change always offers us fresh opportunities to live. And one of my favourite types of change is the seasons.
Allowing for shifting gears. Staying flexible. Appreciating a new tangible and intangible. New movements of light, colour, temperature and gaze. Entering the rhythm of brand new ways. And a fresher poetry for heartfelt, loving, days.
And Awesome Autumn, a marvellous natural metaphor for transition, is the poetry that now softly plays…
We’ve entered March
Summer season zoomed right past
Cooler breezes, and rain filled days
Have set right in, their time to stay
Southern hemisphere now entails
Readiness, for this seasonal change:
Warmer clothes emerging from closets
Blankets from storage, hands in pockets
Umbrellas and jackets and socks and throws
Have come out of months of regular repose
Health warming dinners with family and friends
Outdoor fire heated evening sunsets
Walks in nature a slower pace
And winds move in with a clearer embrace
This new season is totally blessed
With nurture, and nourishment, and regular rest
New colours and aspects and textures abound
Heightening the senses to crisp life all round
Happy Autumn, as old leaves are shed
For new seedlings planted in deep garden beds
And, for all the readers up in the North
Blessed Springtime for new blossoms caught
As we enjoy a fabulous Fall
May you be inspired to walk with the movements that your new season brings, appreciating the gifts that Autumn sings.
Awesome Autumn, poetry by SaraSwati Shakti, first published in lovingpsycheblogspot 2014.
Image: Autumn Light by SaraSwati Shakti