Encircled In Autumn

Encircled in Autumns chilling grasp,

Warmth of tea cup in my hands I clasp.

Just cool enough for a sweater in evening,

No animosity toward Summers most abrupt leaving.

Crunch of the leaves and the crisp in the air,

Young and old attitude, devil-may-care.

Breathing in freely a new lease on life,

Renewing loves vows of husband to wife.

Truly beauty exists in the wane of the year,

Another season born, greeted with cheer.

As winter approaches and darkness takes hold,

We all settle in for long months of cold.

Please do not obsess and never you fear,

Take comfort in the arms of those you hold dear.

For this, as surely as winter won’t last,

Time and time again as done in the past.

Daily the sun rises and Spring will return,

A lesson in grade school we all must have learned.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Beauty of Autumn – Haiku

By D. R. DiFrancesco


Winters icy chill,

Leaves frost on tender branches,

Bidding fall goodnight.


The wane of summer,

Ignites a rush of color,

Solace to the eyes.


Howl of autumn wind,

A cyclone of rainbow leaves,

Falls softly to earth.

Approach of Fall – Haiku

By D. R. DiFrancesco


In forests once green

Shades of red and gold command

Ushering in fall.


Frost, crystalline cold

Blankets flower’s tender leaves

Goodbye until spring.


Cool air fills the lungs

Cleansing the body and soul

Giving us new life.