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


21 Responses to “Aboard an Autumn Ship”
  1. Well, that’s just vividly picture-perfect beautiful!

  2. TanvirKaur says:

    Beautiful lines written

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful! The ship that one day will carry us all. Well said my friend!

  4. beth says:

    I love this one, and wish we could hang on just a bit longer….even though autumn is my favorite season

  5. yassy says:

    Beautifully written 💖

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    This is like a tapestry of words you have weaved together. It’s vividness is stunning Brad.

    “Colored tapestry of new fall
    Like seasons growing ever old
    You hear the reaper’s call”

    Beautiful lines throughout. I hope your days are filled with happiness my friend. Sending you lots of Love and hugs this cloudy morning.

    Love ❤️ Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Jonikins for all the steadfast encouragement and support. Sending love in return with some sunshine!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        My pleasure Brad you are an amazing poet who has taught me lots of valuable styles and other ways of giving my pieces more depth. I am working on incorporating how things feel in my work. You have also been a blessing to me with your support. Thank you for the love. I am feeling the sunshine too. Love and hugs to you always. ❤️🤗❤️🤗Jonikins

  7. Jim Borden says:

    beautifully written, Brad. but I don’t want to start thinking about the end of summer just yet…

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    Unfortunately, summer’s heat will have lasting effects for us out west. Last year was the worst year on record for wildfires in California, and we’re way ahead of that pace this year. Many other states are hurting too.

  9. kristianw84 says:

    Beautifully written. Postcard picture perfect!

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