Simply beautiful: on autumn and poetry

A bright and shiny hello to you all!

Today is a perfect autumn day, there’s a chill in the air but the warm sun feels lovely.  The trees are really beginning to show their autumn colours and the world is quite simply beautiful.  I wish I could go for a walk in the woods right now but I’ll have to be content with the view from my window.

Many of my poems in Kaleidoscopic Beauty are inspired by nature and I have an idea in development for a book inspired by nature and the seasons, alongside one themed on love.  I am enjoying the creativity of my new career and the challenge of marketing and accountancy.  The calendar I created has been very popular so I had to make a second order this morning, and I’ve offered to make one for the pony sanctuary featuring the ponies, which is sure to be a success and raise valuable funds for them.  Obviously my volunteering is on hold while my leg repairs itself, but I’m pleased that there are other ways that I can be useful.

As I’m in the middle of school holidays again I’ve stalled in writing new poetry, however this beautiful day deserves a poem and I know you won’t all have read this one before, having written it when my blog was just two weeks old.  This is the 10th poem I ever wrote and the title of my first book.

Kaleidoscopic Beauty

Gusty winds swirl crisp autumn leaves
Storm clouds gather overhead
Fading light, as the sun
Obscured, hides its glow

Definition dulled as misty rain
Blurs shapes and disguises beauty
Vibrant colours bleached
Washed out and muted

Sparkling beads hang from trees
Spiderwebs glisten and shine
Droplets quiver then fall
Silently to the ground

Nature’s warm blanket now sodden
As water seeps into the soil
Reviving and nourishing life
Bringing new hope

Washed by rain, the earth shimmers
The sun’s golden rays intensify
Nature’s glorious colours
Of kaleidoscopic beauty

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

7 thoughts on “Simply beautiful: on autumn and poetry

  1. Only the 10th? I think I’d have to write a thousand before it sculpted itself so beautifully!
    Glad you have lovely autumnal weather. I hope it lasts because in my corner of the UK today it’s bucketing town with rain and it’s freezing. There’s certainly something lovely about crisp leaves and brisk air in autumn, I hope you can take some respite in that from indoors while you’re still recuperating, and that the leg is recovering well 🙂

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    1. Where are you? I’m Cheshire. I believe Sheffield had snow this morning and Northumberland was icy.
      Thank you so much for the compliment on my poem, I still don’t know where it all comes from! 😁
      Hope you’re well xx ❤️

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      1. Eugh yes, I’m glad I’m not up North, definitely not acclimated to that. I’m Gloucestershire area. I think my body just takes whatever temperature it is and drops it by 10 degrees. I’ve never actually been to Cheshire, but I’d like to add it to my to-visit list one day! 🙂

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