Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Saturday Centus - Osmosis -


Jenny from Saturday Centus is inviting autumn into our lives this week.
Our prompt is How beautiful leaves grow old
any style writing. any number of photos and up to 105 words.

Autumn speaks
of dead leaves, softly windswept
Summer's immense greenery
what once was a snug retreat
of dour amusement
autumn takes center stage
for ways of autumn
with fallen leaves squatting
 quietly around each other
bathing in pale cold sunshine
against this wide porch
all our secret places come into view
as a biting wind blows a sour tune
through creaking trees
and rustling oaks
and welcome gates silently shiver 
from gusts of wind
and surrender
once again
over taken by
wandering leaves
and an explosion
of knowing
how beautifully leaves grow old.


anitamombanita said...

Hey Karen, thanks for your visit and kind comments. You were definitely waxing poetic this week. Nicely done. I love fall!

R. Mac Wheeler said...


I posted my "fall" review over on my pal's site (

I think I may have to repost...since fall has to be enjoyed.

*grin and a wave*

R. Mac Wheeler said...

You 'incited' me

noexcuses said...

This was beautiful! I felt like I was floating overhead as you described the changes taking place.

Karen S. said...

R. Mac- Absolutely! You are so spot on! I aleady just saw your friend's lovely fall post...can't get enough of such an open season for beauty!

Judie said...

Here's what I have to say about this beautiful centus--I ADORE you!!!!!

Sue said...

Love this one!


gautami tripathy said...

This is so beautiful....

healing power of the soul

Anonymous said...

The leaves come alive and take a life of their own in your poem. Beautiful!

Jenny said...


You are my writing hero.

And if this is your house...I love it!

Everything was beautiful here today!