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Autumn Night

A poem reflecting on the beauty of an evening in the fall

By Michele HardyPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2022
Sunset over the lake in Orlando Copyright @Michele Hardy

Autumn Night

Silver light on the autumn trees

Fills their leaves with ice

While gentle breezes all round

Blow their leaves to the sky


Stars paint the blackened night

Stealing the breath of moon

She stays behind the softened clouds

To hide her envious swoon


Crickets play their gentle song

The night is their time

And the weeping willow swings her boughs

To join in their rhyme


A pair of lovers walk hand in hand

Enjoying their heart's romance

They wish this night would last forever

And their love stay in its trance


Another song steals the sky

This no ear can hear

For the moon retreats to horizon's edge

As sun will soon appear


Pinks, reds, and blues

Fill the softening sky

Silence is heard all around

As night whispers good bye


As fast as the darkness came

It was tucked away by the dawn

Forcing me to wait the morrow

For the night of which I am fond


About the Creator

Michele Hardy

Content Moderator @ Creatd (NASDAQ: CRTD)

Writer of horror fiction 🥰👻

Favorite novels and main source of inspiration are:

- Don Quixote by Don Miguel Cervantes

- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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Comments (13)

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  • L.C. Schäfer5 months ago

    Lovely! Hello from a fellow Gaiman fan! Good Omens is my favourite 😁

  • C. H. Richard5 months ago

    Beautiful ♥️

  • Hamza Shafiq6 months ago

    very beautiful

  • Kel 6 months ago

    Loved your imagery! Cant wait for more :)

  • Suzsi Mandeville6 months ago

    Very evocative. In the last line, may I suggest drawn, instead of fond? Nice gentle use of rhyme, which naturally flows. p.s. I love The Graveyard Book too.

  • Jay Kantor6 months ago

    Michele ~ Lovely !

  • C. Rommial Butler7 months ago

    Nice imagery. I especially appreciated the idea of painted stars stealing the breath of the moon. Many times have I stood before natural beauty or beautiful art with a heart wonder-filled. Once upon a time, I thought it was an escape. Now I know that I am home, that I was ever escaping INTO reality. Thank you for sharing!

  • Sarah Johnsabout a year ago

    So beautiful! Great job!

  • J. S. Wadeabout a year ago

    Lovely poem and very Cinematographic. Excellent.

  • Luisa Gilliesabout a year ago

    Really lovely

  • Samabout a year ago

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the choice of words.

  • Mark Grahamabout a year ago

    Describes the autumn days and nights. My favorite season.

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