Aboard an Autumn Ship

Though the days grow short

With harvest solstice passed

The changing air still courts

A warmth that seems to last

Greenery remains aloft

As yet to take the plunge

And dapples mountain far as soft

As painter’s well-worn sponge

Snap now fingers of morning air

The frost will be here soon

Fear I loss of sun so fair

Save for the beautiful moon

Oh, the joy of summer days

Remembered to the last

I knew that you could not stay

But have forsaken me too fast

This omen of impending cold

Colored tapestry of new fall

Like seasons growing ever old

You hear the reaper’s call

Bounty, bosom, and harvest shared

Fields readied for their sleep

From winter’s touch may I be spared

The friend in you I keep

But as all seasons come and go

I know you’ll leave me too

Like call of morning rooster’s crow

What else are you to do

In days ‘tween summer’s heat

And winter’s deathly grip

Warm winds fill sailor’s sheet

Aboard an autumn ship

11 Responses to “Aboard an Autumn Ship”
  1. meenawalia says:

    People have become like seasons these days.They change so fast..
    Lovely poem.could feel the qualities of every season with your words..

  2. YBP says:

    Ohhh my heart …. you took on a precious journey 💕💕💕

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you for the love Yeka! Your words have often moved me too, so if I have touched you, it is in return! 🙂

      • YBP says:

        Oh what on honor … coming from you, Brad! ❤️

        Would love to have you Guest Post on
        IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE! 😁 May I invite you?

        Kindly email me:
        may I please know your email add?


      • Brad Osborne says:

        You honor me by asking Yeka! I would love to Guest Post on IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE. I have never been asked before, so I will email you and you can guide me. Much love sent back to you and yours!

      • YBP says:

        Awesome! Looking forward to your mail! Much LOVE to you and yours! ❤️💕❤️💕

  3. Jim Borden says:

    great poem, once again. But it makes me miss the summer. I’m already looking forward to next summer, way too far in advance!

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