Autumn’s Fallen

Music – Epic

Earthen Simplicity – Autumn’s Fallen
Sacrificed in the millions and not a look do we spare,
Think not, do we, but expect them to be there,
Yet when they are, do we give them but a glance?
Only in autumn do we see their frenzied dance!
Refugees of the barrens, they do but become,
Dying in droves as soon as winter shuns,
But do we see them well when they are in whole fruit?
A myriad of exciting colours swaying in salute,
Proud to be bold adventurers of the higher wonders,
Blissfully unaware that soon they will be torn asunder!
Nay ‘tis not often that we seriously appreciate,
These brave rustlers, before they do so dissipate,
Curse them we do, as they lay dead upon the ground,
Awaiting the winds to blow them into ceremonial mounds,
Think not to do we about their life sadly oh so brief,
Nor do we see them ever as a single beautiful leaf,
To us, they are but life upon the trees,
Serving no other purpose but to dangle helplessly,
See them as we do when enjoying sultry summer days,
Under their shaded cover from the sun’s burning rays,
Acknowledge them as we do when protected by their shade,
Praising the stunning foliage, thankful for their display,
Take this time then to consider their plight to come,
When they are dead and dying and fallen in the autumn suns!

© Rory Matier 2010

If you would like to have a poem of yours published to the The Country Life Style Diary series or indeed wish to share your photography please feel free to email me at with Art for Poetry in the title. If you have imagery you wish to have used with the poetry then attach that to the email also.

Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

5 thoughts on “Autumn’s Fallen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: