Thursday, October 13, 2011

55 - Fall Creeps


The lone leaf loosed the grasp
of its wooden perch
and drifted slowly to their feet.
Huddled close,
as the evening’s chill
sucked the last warmth
from the day,
they felt the shift to Fall
in the full moon’s cool illumination,
the smell of drifting fireplace smoke
and the haunting hoots of an unseen owl.
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27 comments:

izzy said...

Oh I just love this one! and I can't wait for another moonlit night and fire to cozy up to! thanks.

Titanium said...

The very best of Fall, right here. That full moon sure did light the pathway for the falling leaves and transition into colder temperatures.

Beautiful write, MM.

MomsJournal said...

I love fall. Changing colors, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes! Happy Friday! :)

Janna said...

Oh!
I like this.
I can almost smell the smoke and hear the owl.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Alice Audrey said...

You're getting me in the mood to match the weather, something I've been resisting.

G-Man said...

The calm before the storm...
Very nicely done MM.
Perfect in every way.
Excellent 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the smell of that wood smoke in the cool air...and watching leaves fall...nice seasonal piece man...

Autumnforest said...

That was beautiful! At least you didn't name it autumn creeps. Hee hee. I went out to enjoy the full moon last night and make a wish. When I was done, I heard the hooting of an owl. Not 10 feet away from me on the iron fence, he sat there staring at me and hooting. I'll take it as a sign. It was very magical. Of course, it's nearly 100 in the daytime here still, but nights at least can cool off now. That's autumn in the desert.

Charlene Amsden said...

Where you on my back porch with me tonight? I didn't see you there, but you certainly captured the moment and shared it eloquently.

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully captured in words.

Kikit said...

autumn is the perfect time to fall :)

Jinksy said...

Lovely atmospheric 55 - thanks. :)

mylittlewordz said...

That's really good, it cathes the Fall/Autumn mood wonderfully.
Jamie.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

"Haunting hoots" is a great phrase, MM!

hedgewitch said...

Every time I read a lovely ode to fall like this I think of the song Autumn Leaves--my mother used to play the Frank Sinatra version incessantly this time of year--hated it as a kid, but now...not so much.

MorningAJ said...

That's beautiful And we can feel it here too!

My 55

Dulce said...

WOW This is such an up- to-date beauty, so sweetly and peacefully described- who cannot LOVE autumn after reading this?

yellowhousecafe said...

dig this one, MM...it reminds me what is missing from making these crisp, full moon nights completely spooky..no hooting, boo! ~

Linda said...

A perfect fall poem. I could smell the smoke and hear the owl. The chill is coming!

Mama Zen said...

The best of Fall!

Daydreamertoo said...

Our fall is here now, leaves have all changed their spectacular colours and the smell of it all is wonderful.
Lovely prose! Great 55.

Adsila said...

I can feel the chill and smell the wood burning.....nice.

Katherine Krige said...

I didn't know where I was for a second when I read this. don't get me wrong! I LOVE this piece. You capture the feel of fall perfectly, but I am just so not used to you being so ...
lyrical?

anyway, I better get out of here before I stuff my foot in my mouth even further. Have a super weekend MM!

bunnygirl said...

We're going to get our first cool front of the season next week. Thanks for helping put me in the mood!

Lydia said...

"This is a Flash Fiction 55".....and a beautiful and atmospheric one at that! A lovely poem about my favorite season.

hope said...

I love it! Happy Fall to you too.

Caty said...

you described a perfect fall day! :)