Annual Middle Years

by Glenn Currier

I catch autumn creeping
in the window before dawn.
She smudges her singular scent

of farewell and greeting

on my lips
and arouses me.


I witness history
on my morning walk

when gusts startle elms
and shake a gold rush
into the region

of my eyes.


I happen upon

a choir of mums
singing their opening song,
their white trumpets blare

and declare new life
to yellow corpses

and the dying lying throng.


I witness history
in the annual middle years
where heat waves bye
and chill of winter nears.


Posted on 11/10/2002
Copyright © 2022 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by JD Clay on 11/11/02 at 04:31 AM

A wonderfully cleansing reminder of rejuvination with the laws of nature at work. Good energy here Glenn. Peace...

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 11/11/02 at 05:30 AM

Good autumn poem Glenn. I could see it in my minds eye through your poem.....Charlie

Posted by Anne Howe on 11/11/02 at 06:11 AM

very appealing to the senses and a wonderful tale of two changing seasons..the last two lines are a perfect conculusion....thank you

Posted by Anne Engelen on 11/11/02 at 06:25 AM

Your poetry is so vivid. It's so wonderfully easy to become part of the painted picture. Thank you for this scene. It really came alive!!

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/11/02 at 01:54 PM

we should all have such autumnal symphonies seeping through to our awareness and scented of spring to boot.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/11/02 at 03:16 PM

Superb addition to Autumn's poetry, Glenn!

Posted by Betania Tesch on 11/14/02 at 12:38 AM

you're just too damn cool for words. and I'm late on telling you that so you'll just have to love me more for it. this rolls over my world.

Posted by Vimal Rony on 11/15/02 at 04:54 AM

A poem that invokes a season of feelings

Posted by Mara Meade on 12/17/02 at 02:35 PM

I could see this with you as you walked... the mums, too, finally giving in to the cold... wonderful sensory poem, Glenn.

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