Thursday, September 24, 2009

This September Day

The rhythmic sounding sweep of the swing
The soft crackle of fallen twigs
The golden leaves of the birch tree
This September day
The crimson tipped leaves of the dogwood
The green fragrance of the freshly cut grass
The yet warm moist air of a noon hour
This September day
A stillness, a vibrancy
Leaves beckoning array
The emergent colors
This September day
A palette of nature's splendor
A green canopy holding to sun's light
Towering oak, rooted and ever free
This September day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Girl on a Swing, 1879, Watercolor on paper, Winslow Homer, 1836-1910.

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  1. "A palette of nature's splendor" indeed!

  2. Sounds as though you are describing the Maritimes in Canada and the New England States in America.....makes me lonesome for the beautiful colors of Fall......:-) Hugs

  3. Hi RoseMarie-

    Your image and words bring the promise of Autumn into a gentle blend of color and feel. I am gently swaying with each word as I feel the wind and smell the air and see the vibrant colors. I can touch the change and taste the sweet moisture - every sense is coming together lik a song in perfect harmony "this September day".......

    Love and deep appreciation for all that you are and share.


  4. Karen, as with yourself, words to portray visions held in heart.

    Bernie, Yes, this is a Rockland County, Tappan, New York day.

    Gail, You are indeed expressive. I look forward to your comments - they are themselves poetry.

  5. Rose Marie,
    I feel and breathe this September day. A wonderful time of year.

  6. Choices, Thank You, happy to share this time of year with you.

  7. Lovely tribute to September, a fitting tribute for that in between month that I love so much. Thank you for your beautiful poem on my blog. :-)

  8. How wonderful! I love how you describe the trees!!!! :)

  9. Catvibe, Thank you and you are more than welcome. You are wished the ultimate in Birthday happiness, your day and for each day of this newly marked year. Much love, Rose Marie

  10. Rain, We have a mutual admiration going here, for certainly I am ever impressed with your tree goodies.

  11. I was right there with you on this September Day as you shared all the beauty of it!
    Beautiful...thank you!


  12. Margie, Thanks - glad you were "right there" - you are indeed enjoyable company.