Fading green

Although the leaves are on the turn
And some are falling from the trees
It is summer I am feeling still
With its warmth upon my knees

The cooler days and evenings
That autumn soon will bring
Isn’t lost on me today and yet
It is to summer that I cling

The beauty of the reds and golds
With the fading of the green
Is Mother Nature’s swan song
To the summer that has been


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dominickpeters
    Sep 10, 2014 @ 06:06:30

    This is a beautiful bit of work, I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Jem Croucher
    Sep 10, 2014 @ 06:08:24

    Thank you and you’re most welcome. Big smiles.



  3. kutukamus
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 08:16:34

    Yes, a lasting beauty is good indeed. 🙂
    (The pic: Is that a barge split in two? Looks tough, nonetheless)



    • Jem Croucher
      Sep 14, 2014 @ 09:15:52

      Thank you.

      The pic is of an old ocean-going tug which sank about 18 months ago. At low tide though, a number of the owners of the local houseboats spent several months cutting it up for salvage. All that remains now is a single rusting keel rib.



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