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Poetry Sunday-Autumn’s Kiss


Autumn’s Kiss


A chillin’ kiss on frosty morn,

On every blade and flower adorns.


As summer fades and autumn is born

The icy dew does bid us warned.




For soon the nights will be long and cold

As winter slips in to take its hold.


So cherish for now each warm sunny day,

As they skip on the breeze and fade away.


© Donna Donabella 2013



I wrote this poem last October 3rd, 2013 on my garden blog, Gardens Eye View, in anticipation of the coming frost.   Frost came suddenly in late October that year, and the pictures here show the killing frost in the garden readying the landscape for winter’s chill and frozen time.



frost collage 2

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.



frost collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  





Special Note:  This year we waited until the middle of November for our killing frost which came with snow.



I leave you with a little bit of sentiment about keeping warm in frosty cold.  I welcome you to download the photo and share.


All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.

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  1. November 30, 2014    

    Autumn’s kiss is clean and refreshing,. It is the Summer slobber I dread. Sticky and cloying.
    Love your poem and your image. Thank you.

    • December 1, 2014    

      Thanks Soosie….I love the idea of the summer slobber…you had me laughing!

  2. November 30, 2014    

    def cherish th warmth where you can find it
    though i do like the little jewel crust the frost gives everything
    making it shine.

    • December 1, 2014    

      Thanks Brian…I also love the jewel crust…and now we stay warm with soup, stew and the fireplace too.

  3. November 30, 2014    

    “the icy dew does bid us warned”…….and now its promise has been fulfilled, we have crusty snow outside!

    • December 1, 2014    

      We do indeed here too Sherry….but in its humor, nature continues to send warm days intermingled with snowy ones….I love the variety.

  4. November 30, 2014    

    We have to cherish each day as it comes, I think….as the cold will not be leaving us any time soon. Sigh.

    • December 1, 2014    

      Absolutely Mary…..those cold, crusty days and the warm rainy ones as our weather seems more variable than usual. But I love it.

  5. November 30, 2014    

    a chilling kiss. there’s something about it that only cold can offer.

    • December 1, 2014    

      Absolutely Nataša! I do love that chill…it seems to wake me up and remind me of how alive I am.

  6. November 30, 2014    

    Darkness is like a wet blanket.. no frost yet alas.. but now advent and candlelight is here ..

    • December 1, 2014    

      I love the candlelight of these dark days….soon that light will bring us to the solstice and more light each day!

  7. November 30, 2014    

    From now on each day of warmth and sunshine is a gift!

    • December 1, 2014    

      Yes Gabriella a gift indeed! One that I cherish.

  8. November 30, 2014    

    Best to cover those roses sooner.

    • December 1, 2014    

      Oh I wish that would save them, but the winter’s chill will take them to rest until spring.

  9. November 30, 2014    

    “skip on the breeze and fade away”……love:)
    I love how you see and celebrate seasons, Donna;
    your gardener’s heart is dear to mine:)

    • December 1, 2014    

      Oh big hugs I am sending your way Jennifer my friend! Heart to heart…..

  10. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    November 30, 2014    

    Shimmery leaves and flowers are so pretty when kissed by Jack Frost.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

  11. November 30, 2014    

    Love the prose and your photos are perfect

    • December 1, 2014    

      How sweet of you to say so Michelle…thanks!

  12. December 1, 2014    

    Your icy frost-covered leaves make me shiver, they are beautiful but so chilling. They make me glad I am warm inside, but sad for the birds and animals that must endure all the cold this winter.

    • December 1, 2014    

      I also worry about the critters in winter Hannah, but they seem to be so strong that they give me courage…the frosty pictures of that first one are so beautiful…and then it is gone.

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  14. December 1, 2014    

    The poem express the condition here, now.

    • December 1, 2014    

      Frost and winter chill coming is beautiful, sad and sometimes not so welcome. I do hope you are warm and cozy!

  15. December 1, 2014    

    I love the rhymes, Donna. Great frosty pictures, too. We had snow on Thanksgiving but it melted quickly. How nice of you to share a photo each Sunday ~ such a lovely format to your Sunday posts 🙂

    • December 1, 2014    

      Glad you are enjoying the format Loredana. And I had a lot of fun writing the rhymes so I am so pleased you liked the poem!

  16. December 1, 2014    

    It goes right to my heart… (hope I’ll say it right!!) “As summer fades and autumn is born

    The icy dew does bid us warned.

    For soon the nights will be long and cold

    As winter slips in to take its hold.” These lyrics made me think of lots and lots of things! A sunny and cosy week of december! Alexa T

    • December 1, 2014    

      You said it beautifully Alexa…I am so happy you enjoyed the poem. Wishing you a lovely December!

  17. December 3, 2014    

    sweet warming thoughts even as the chill winds blow.
    Stay warm and healthy

    • December 4, 2014    

      Thank you…. we enjoy staying warm and cozy in winter with fires and soups.

  18. December 16, 2014    

    “So cherish for now each warm sunny day,

    As they skip on the breeze and fade away.”

    My favorite verse. A wonderful image of fall fading.

    • December 16, 2014    

      Thanks Donna…this is one of my favorite poems.

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