WPC: Autumn Flame

Autumn Candle

the flame sways

in meditative radiance

*

remembering days filled with laughter amidst

autumnal golds and browns

*

breathing air thick with scents of

damp earth and ripe berries and rotting plants

and sugarbeet

*

a small hand held

within age-gnarled fingers

frog wellies stomping through

fallen leaves

*

 days now circled beneath the wheel

gone but not forgotten

*

as the flame sways

Autumn candle

This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Rounded.

I’ve actually had these pictures on my computer for a while now. I was just wondering what to do with them when I spotted this week’s WPC. I thought they’d fit the theme perfectly.

Candle in Autumn Bowl

17 Comments on “WPC: Autumn Flame

  1. Lovely photos and a delightful poem. Why am I not surprised you’d think of sugar beet to include in an autumnal poem? 😀 The season is in full sing now.

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      • I certainly do . . . ! Mind you, we hadn’t much choice, living in Newark, had we? If you didn’t like the smell it was tough luck. 🙂

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      • I vaguely remember disliking it the first year we lived in Newark, but by the next Autumn it was the best smell ever. 🙂 I could smell it on the air this morning, even through here in Lincoln.

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  2. I love the sensory images in this. The smells of autumn are so distinct 🙂 Beautiful.

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    • It’s one of those smells that’s hard to forget. Visitors to Newark generally hate it, but if you live there for any amount of time, you quickly learn to love it – or you move away!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Derrick. 🙂

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