Fall Poems

Fall Poems

Poems about Autumn

Every season has its special beauty and autumn is no exception. Watching the trees turn from a uniform green to all varieties of gold, yellow and red is a spectacular experience. One can almost be blinded by the fiery brilliance. How can it be that all this beauty is sign of death and decay? With all this beauty there is a certain sadness in knowing that the changing colors foreshadow the arrival of a long cold winter.

41 Poems about the Fall Season

1 - 20 of 41

  1. 1. It's September

    Famous Poem


    It's September, and the orchards are afire with red and gold,
    And the nights with dew are heavy, and the morning's sharp with cold;
    Now the garden's at its gayest with the salvia blazing red
    And the good old-fashioned asters laughing at us from their bed;

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1440
    • Favorited 21
    • Votes 112
    • Rating 4.63
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    I can see in my mind's eye all that Edgar shows, especially in the final stanza with his description of Nature coming to her end-of-the-year party dressed to the nines, ready to celebrate a...

    Read complete story

  2. Advertisement

    Advertisement

  3. 2. The End Of The Summer

    Famous Poem

    The birds laugh loud and long together
    When Fashion's followers speed away
    At the first cool breath of autumn weather.
    Why, this is the time, cry the birds, to stay!

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 74
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 13
    • Rating 4.46
  4. Advertisement

    Advertisement

  5. 3. The Wind And The Leaves

    Famous Poem

    • By George Cooper

    "Come, little leaves," said the wind one day.
    "Come o'er the meadows with me, and play'
    Put on your dress of red and gold,—
    Summer is gone, and the days grow cold."

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 242
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 16
    • Rating 4.38
  6. 4. My November Guest

    Famous Poem

    My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
    Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
    Are beautiful as days can be;
    She loves the bare, the withered tree;

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 2816
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 284
    • Rating 4.25
    • Poem of the Day
  7. 5. To Autumn

    Famous Poem

    Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,  
    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless  
    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1395
    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 483
    • Rating 4.09
    Featured Shared Story

    It's an awesome poem!!
    I really love it!!!

  8. 6. What The Birds Teach Us

    Famous Poem

    • By J. R. Eastwood

    November now is here,
    With skies of leaden hue,
    And gloomy days and drear,
    And winds that pierce us through.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 71
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 7
    • Rating 4.00
  9. 7. November

    Famous Poem

    • By Alice Cary

    The leaves are fading and falling,
    The winds are rough and wild,
    The birds have ceased their calling,
    But let me tell, you my child,

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 60
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 6
    • Rating 3.83
  10. 8. Sing To Me, Autumn


    Sing to me, Autumn, with the rustle of your leaves.
    Breathe on me your spicy scents that flow within your breeze.

    Dance with me, Autumn, your waltz that bends the boughs of trees.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 18
    • Shares 8242
    • Favorited 38
    • Votes 797
    • Rating 4.45
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This poem beautifully provides us an opportunity to feel connected with nature. As human beings, we have been born in the lap of nature, have grown under the protection of nature, but we’ve...

    Read complete story

  11. 9. Portrait Of Fall

    • By Alora M. Knight
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Looking out my window
    In October's golden light,
    I see a beauty unsurpassed,
    A truly lovely sight.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 3690
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 272
    • Rating 4.56
    Featured Shared Story

    The poem portrays the beauty of the fall, just as Keats famously wrote: "Thou hast thy music too!" Nature's pristine beauty is a treat to the human eye. The references to the golden light,...

    Read complete story

  12. 10. Autumn's Majesty

    Sun with his artistic touch,
    streaks skies of blue with rosy blush,
    trimming Oak and Maple too,
    crimson reds with yellow hue.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 8
    • Shares 5223
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 464
    • Rating 4.52
    Featured Shared Story

    The poem brings such a panoramic picture of Autumn that you can't help but be present for the synesthetic experience. The alliteration of the words gives a beautiful rhythm to the poem, such...

    Read complete story

  13. 11. At Last You've Come Again!

    There's an early morning stillness,
    A pure, pastoral peace.
    A silence so consuming
    It sedates and comforts me.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 81
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 14
    • Rating 4.36
    Featured Shared Story

    Fall is my favorite time of the year, too, and Patricia spells it out beautifully! I am able to 'see' all that she is talking about. From "the pumpkins on my front porch" and "the crimson...

    Read complete story

  14. 12. Autumn Leaves

    Golden, crisp leaves falling softly from almost bare trees,
    Lifting and falling in a hushed gentle breeze.
    Slowly dropping to the soft cushioned ground,
    Whispering and rustling a soothing sound.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 5866
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 470
    • Rating 4.31
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Letting go of painful things is probably one of the most difficult choices to make. But once you realize what your aspirations, visions, and ideals in life are- that these have become somehow...

    Read complete story

  15. 13. November

    • By Emily Aartsen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2015 with permission of the Author.

    November--

    They say it is the month of death,
    But I have never seen such beauty in decay.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 767
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 213
    • Rating 4.22
    Featured Shared Story

    I also love nature and especially Fall. I really enjoyed this poem, and I love your unique descriptions. To me, anyone who can describe nature like this is truly in touch with themselves and...

    Read complete story

  16. 14. Autumn

    • By Julie L. O'Connor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2013 with permission of the Author.

    There's a crispness in the air that greets the morning sun,
    a feeling of anticipation, a new day has begun.
    Harvest days are ending, winter is drawing near,
    yet in between is surely the most special time of year.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 940
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 351
    • Rating 4.21
    Featured Shared Story

    Very beautiful & inspiring. "Women in Ministry" will share this at a coffee we are hosting for younger women we mentor in the church.

    Sandy, Moderator WIM

  17. 15. October's Gold

    • By Paul Holmes
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2019 with permission of the Author.

    Like crunchy cornflakes
    Gold leaves rustle underfoot
    Beauty in decay.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1324
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 605
    • Rating 4.21
    Featured Shared Story

    I like Haikus and I like this one very much. It goes to prove that just a few well-chosen words can say more effectively than pages full. I love the comparison of cornflakes to dead leaves...

    Read complete story

  18. 16. Autumn

    • By Aleyna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2017 with permission of the Author.

    I look outside my window and see the leaves
    Changing color, one by one trickling to the ground.
    Fall. It's in my grasp. My favorite season, the one I long for.
    I take a deep breath. The crisp, cool, clean air tickles my nose.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 707
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 58
    • Rating 4.21
  19. 17. Autumn's Snowflakes

    • By Whiskurz
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 13, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Leaves, Autumn's snowflakes
    Yellow and red paint the ground
    Trees are trimmed in gold
    Pushed by the whispering winds

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 30
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 5
    • Rating 3.40
  20. 18. Living A Fall Morning Life

    • By Sylvia Stults
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 12, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    In the silence of the morning
    When the birds are first to wake
    Floating leaves of reddish orange
    Ride the breeze to paths they take

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 36
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.82
    Featured Shared Story

    Ann, Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. It's always nice hearing from you and reading your poetry as well.

  21. 19. Autumn

    • By Anne Pollock
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 10, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    I love the lengthening shades of day
    As autumn brushes summer away.
    When spiders appear from everywhere,
    Their sticky webs snagging my face and hair.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 53
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 2
    • Rating 4.50
  22. 20. Blown With The Wind

    I imagined, though ever so brief, that I was a leaf;
    And the wind blew me off my tree.
    I was excited - even delighted,
    Because of the wonderful sights I would see.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 184
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 43
    • Rating 4.44

1 - 20 of 41

Back to Top