Webs of Woven Words, Threads, Stitches and Enchantments

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lady Autumn

Lady Autumn

Lady Autumn, Queen of the Harvest,

I have seen You in the setting Sun

with Your long auburn tresses

blowing in the cool air that surrounds You.

Your crown of golden leaves is jeweled
with amber, amethyst, and rubies.

Your long, flowing purple robe stretches across the horizon.

In Your hands You hold the ripened fruits.

At Your feet the squirrels gather acorns.

Black crows perch on Your outstretched arms.

All around You the leaves are falling.

You sit upon Your throne and watch 

the dying fires of the setting Sun

shine forth its final colors in the sky.

The purple and orange lingers 
and glows like burning embers.

Then all colors fade into the twilight. 

Lady Autumn, You are here at last.

We thank You for Your rewards.

We have worked hard for these gifts.

Lady Autumn, now grant us peace and rest.

By Deirdre Akins

Blessings nine!