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Poetry Sunday-Late October Evenin’


Late October Evenin’


Darkness descends upon me a little earlier every day,

As colors seem to leap from the trees to paint the sky.

The cold winds howl through scraping branches,

While my bones ache a bit more now.

And as the last slip of light hastens me home-

Soon I will feel the hearth warm my soul and bring gentle rest.


© Donna Donabella 2013



I first wrote this poem last fall as I observed the fall sky and the colder evenings.  It was originally published on my garden blog, Gardens Eye View, on November 4, 2013.


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.


sky collage


I am also linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  




Special Note:  The sky here is what I see in autumn outside my door as the sun sets in all its splendor and the blue hour descends.



I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about the lure of the evening as the light fades.  Feel free 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. October 26, 2014    

    Your shots of the evening sky are stunning. How well you capture that comforting feeling of arriving home at night.

    • October 26, 2014    

      Thank you so much for your lovely compliment. There is nothing like a warm fire to welcome you home on a cold autumn evening.

  2. October 26, 2014    

    Somehow I am soothed by your words and your skies. Thank you Donna:~))

    • October 26, 2014    

      Oh you are so sweet my dear friend….

  3. October 26, 2014    

    mm i rather love sitting by the fire…and i know those aches jut a bit…esp in my knees…one of the harder parts of turning this season…

    • October 26, 2014    

      So true Brian as I work in my cold, rainy garden the aches increase.

  4. October 26, 2014    

    A warm welcome from the skies to the soul

    • October 26, 2014    

      What a lovely comment…thank you Vandana.

  5. October 26, 2014    

    Oh, some of the sunrises and sunsets here have been glorious. It does seem like the color from the leaves has passed to the sky! Nice.

    • October 26, 2014    

      Thanks Mary…it is a colorful time of year isn’t it!

  6. Christine Wood Christine Wood
    October 26, 2014    

    My favorite poem as of yet, beautiful. You actually lightened my mood about the impending doom I’m feeling with winter closing in on us, heh heh.

    • October 26, 2014    

      Oh Christie my love you are so kind…I am so glad this is a favorite and that it lifted your mood….they say by the weekend we are headed for frozen mix…but whisper that…we don’t want to say it too loud.

  7. October 26, 2014    

    Here in Sweden I rarely see the sunsets or sunrise.. right now we are covered in a damp blanket of clouds.. and the sun is so hesitant to show itself… the burden of darkness is heavy I think…

    • October 26, 2014    

      Oh Bjorn how well I know that damp blanket of clouds…soon we will see that more so than not here for at least 4 months. I do hope the sun will show itself more to you.

  8. October 26, 2014    

    your posts always leave me warm and content.

    the pictures are so pretty…love the pink sky.

    and the poetic words of an early evening and a warming hearth…perfect!

    stacy lynn mar

    • October 26, 2014    

      Thank you so much Stacy…that means so much to me and I think a warming hearth on a cold day is definitely perfection.

  9. October 26, 2014    

    I love the line “the winds howl through scraping branches”. That is such an auditory and a visceral poetic line. Beautiful!

    • October 26, 2014    

      And the very line that inspired the poem Susie. You always seem to pick up on those auditory and sensory lines. It was hearing the branches scraping in the wind one evening that brought the poem to light. So glad you enjoyed the poem!

  10. October 26, 2014    

    Your poem is beautiful and the photos of those October evening skies are splendid……interesting how the colors deepen in cold weather.

    • October 26, 2014    

      It is amazing Sherry how gorgeous the sky and trees seem to be as the weather cools….so glad you liked the post!

  11. October 26, 2014    

    Gorgeous sky captures, the colors are beautiful. I enjoy your poem, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week ahead!

    • October 26, 2014    

      So glad you enjoyed the poem and pics Eileen…enjoy your week too!

  12. October 26, 2014    

    Wonderful colours in your photos, Donna!
    The poem is very beautiful. It makes me think of autumn… and of becoming older, two things both sad and beautiful.
    Have a good week!

    • October 26, 2014    

      Ah Sara you read between the lines…yes this poem does also talk about the autumn of my life too. Glad you really enjoyed the post…have a wonderful week!

  13. October 26, 2014    

    A beautiful poem and post! 🙂

  14. October 26, 2014    

    Yours sunset photos are stunning Donna, thank you for sharing on Mosaic Monday.

    • October 26, 2014    

      Glad you enjoyed the sunsets from here Shane!!

  15. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    October 26, 2014    

    Delightful text and awesome skies – I always anticipate what you will share from this blog.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

    • October 26, 2014    

      Oh Judith your lovely remarks brought me such joy!! Thank you!

  16. October 26, 2014    

    Oh I love those evenings. And I can relate to those aches, but I’m living my Autumn so it’s pretty natural. Love the pictures. They’re so serene.

    • October 26, 2014    

      I too am living my autumn Myrna. I love these soft evenings…soulful!

  17. October 26, 2014    

    How gorgeous! We never tire of seeing another sunset…or sunrise! Beautiful photos and lovely poem! Hugs, Diane

    • October 26, 2014    

      Oh Diane I am so pleased you really enjoyed the post!!

  18. October 26, 2014    

    Our clocks have just gone back so now our nights are drawing in more quickly. Beautiful words and image 🙂

    • October 26, 2014    

      We change our clocks this coming weekend and it will be darker sooner and sooner…I will have to take to watching the beauty of the night skies now. Thank you for your lovely comment Cherie.

  19. October 26, 2014    

    Such leaping and howling is a performance so lively that I can see how it readies you for a warm rest! Gentle poem, despite all the activity. Love.

    • October 26, 2014    

      I love your interpretation Susan…autumn can be wild indeed.

  20. ZQ ZQ
    October 26, 2014    

    Beautiful! So nice to stop by and check to see what you are up to. 🙂

    • October 26, 2014    

      I love your visits ZQ…thank you!!

  21. October 26, 2014    

    Such gorgeous light in the skies. We really do inhale and hold it in, waiting through the long dark winter days to exhale as the light returns.

    • October 26, 2014    

      We will just be entering the dark days soon so I plan to spend time under the stars inhaling!!

  22. October 26, 2014    

    We have packed away your lovely autumn images and are in Spring down here. Autumn is indeed a comforting and beautiful season everywhere I think.

    • October 27, 2014    

      How lovely spring…warm gentle times even on the horizon.

  23. October 26, 2014    

    Great fall poem.

  24. October 27, 2014    

    I love the peace of a sunset. Yes the days are shorter with darker hours and it seems for time that I can sleep without light. Nice Fall poem

    • October 27, 2014    

      So glad you enjoyed the poem and peaceful sunsets Cindy!!

  25. October 29, 2014    

    Poetry perfect with the photos…..

    • October 30, 2014    

      Glad you liked this week’s poem!

  26. June 3, 2015    

    The beauty of the night sky sometimes never fails to amaze me! This one is the perfect example.

    • June 3, 2015    

      It is amazing the beauty nature can bring us!

  27. October 8, 2015    

    This must have made for an incredible atmosphere!

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