Autumn Night


Dark night, cool and crisp,

softened dreams and settling mists.

Golden leaves fall so swift,

floating shadows with green well mixed.


Torrents of sounds from the drainage pipe,

thick rich earth after natures strike.

A scoured sky a joyful sight,

countless specks of twinkling light.


Endless green in the form of pine,

blackening shadows at this time.

Rising up from the cold damp leaves,

living the seasons as they please.


Growing warmth from within small homes,

people together, not alone.

Actually tearful is the night,

her soft light heart is far from sight.


published in Major Poets, Fall, 1974.


Let’s face it, I am not a major poet.  So this is another “Vanity Press” publication.  It was written as a literary conceit, I hadn’t been “in love” in over a year.  I managed to get this published without knowing what it was being published in.  I really don’t consider it a good poem.  Cute maybe, but not great.  Sitting on a shelf gathering dust and long forgotten.  I actually stumbled upon it by accident.

About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

One response to “Autumn Night”

  1. yassy says :

    Great rhymes.


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