Fall Poem

A Fond Memory Of A Beautiful Fall Day

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! I wrote this poem on a bench in the palace gardens of Versailles (France), on a beautiful day in the Fall. I tried to capture the moment, while experimenting a little bit with the form of the poem.

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Lovely poem, Bettina. I have never been to Europe but plan to visit it someday. But I have stayed in the North eastern part of USA for quite a few years, and hands down fall is my favorite...

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Published by Family Friend Poems October 24, 2022

The woods are ablaze with golden light,
And the sky seems painted by a child
In the deepest blue, an impossible hue.

It's a festive explosion of colors so warm,
With red-yellow-green-brownish charm -
Of leaves swirling by, a feast for the eye.

People sitting on benches, enjoying the sun.
Children skipping and running, having fun.
It's peaceful, this moment; perfect, blissful.

Myriads of leaves are floating on the pond.
Memories are made, happy and fond
As the cameras click on the selfie stick.

No need for a scarf, or mittens, or a vest;
And winter, that feared, unwelcome guest -
He's nowhere near, still miles from here.

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Bettina Van Vaerenbergh lives in Belgium, a small country in Europe. She and her husband are happily married. They have one grown daughter, and they share their home with an adorable poodle. Her passions are Jesus, cooking great food, long nature walks, Belgian chocolate, and reading and writing poetry. She’d love to touch other people with her...

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Lovely poem, Bettina. I have never been to Europe but plan to visit it someday. But I have stayed in the North eastern part of USA for quite a few years, and hands down fall is my favorite season. Nothing can compare the beauty of nature you get to see during that time of the year.

However, In India, specially in the eastern part of the country, beauty of autumn is very different from what you see in US or Europe. During mid September till mid October you can see Kans grass blooming near the river beds, and I must say, it's also breathtakingly beautiful.

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