Autumn Light on National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day and this year’s theme is ‘light.’ It took me a while to come up with an idea until I took my cue from the season.

National Poetry Day 2015


Autumn Light

I wake and I wait for daylight
Maybe see some late Summer sun
I wonder what this day will bring
Nine to five work or maybe some fun?

I open the curtains to lighten the room
Air cool, sun bright, I drive to work in shades
Then, tiny raindrops settle on the windscreen
Grey clouds surround as the sunshine fades.

Artificial light all around the office
It could be any time of year inside
The day drags on until it’s time for walkies
Stella, light on her feet, by my side.

The rain has stopped, dappled light greets us
A tree-lined road, colours shine like gold
Reds and oranges, with glistening water droplets
Autumn really is starting to unfold.

At the end of the day, the evening comes
And with it there’s the loss of sunlight
Dark blue and grey tones now fill the sky
As sunset fades to take me into the night.

National Poetry Day Autumn Light

If you’re still here, thank you for reading; maybe you would like to visit last year’s piece ‘Remember.’

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