Ambling – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Let's linger in the Autumn glow
dusk is on its way

to cloak us with comfort
ease our worries loose
to fall.

Pausing here 
we become one with this 
seasonal scene of hush

before continuing our saunter
harvesting what matters most
from this day.

© Ali Grimshaw 2021

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Photo take in Portland, Oregon 2020. View of the Willamette River.

60 thoughts on “Ambling – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. Beautifully written, Ali. Love how you used the words Autumn and Fall in the same poem… After all they both are the names of the season right after summer. I feel you captured Autumn very well, a more quieter of a time than summer and readying yourself for more nights in. Here in Australia, we are in Spring heading towards Summer 🙂 Hope you are doing well.

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    1. Mabel,
      Thank you for your thoughtful reflections on this poem. It is always a wonder for me to think about the seasons shift being different for those of you on the south side of the equator. I envy you moving toward Spring. Take care.


  2. The initial meter makes you think it’s going to be rhyming couplets, and then you throw us out of sync, just to get back to the rhyme at the end. A clever encapsulation of autumn!

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  3. What a lovely poem and photo, Ali 🙂 It’s always hard to let go of summer, but what makes that goodbye a little easier is the fact that autumn is on the other side–ready to embrace us with open flannel-clad arms 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Aiva xx

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