Random House logo

Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

is a poet and author of more than 100 award-winning books

from Random House, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, Abrams,

Simon & Schuster, Charlesbridge, Capstone and other publishers.

He is a former poetry editor of the English Journal and nationally

syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services.


Autumn Leaves



Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves,
Heaven sent,
Golden coins
Gently spent.

Autumn leaves,
Butterflies,
Fill the blue
October skies.

Autumn leaves,
Tiny kites,
Falling, rising
To new heights.

Autumn leaves,
Red and brown,
Swirling, twirling
To the ground.



©Charles Ghigna


11 comments:

LInda Baie said...

I too wrote about Autumn leaves, Charles. They're here in Colorado, too! I love your ''golden coins" and "butterflies". If you peek at my blog, there is a photo of those coins!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Linda. Always enjoy my visits to your blog. Love your photo of the "coins" and your lovely lines "Autumn greeting/Beauty fleeting!"

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Autumn leaves as tiny kites is the image that tickles my fancy.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

The perfect poem for this Fall day.

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

Love those lines: "Golden coins/ Gently spent" Beautiful images! I wrote haiku about autumn leaves today too, but mine is not as cheerful I am afraid.

jama said...

Our trees shed mostly gold coins. Lovely as they are -- I wish we had some red maples :). Fine poem to greet the season!

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

I can see where Chip learned how to paint - from his dad, who does his own painting, with words....beautiful poem, Charles!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all so much for your comments! I always enjoy reading your poems as well. Poetry Fridays are always filled with so much inspiration and encouragement!

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Were you here...in our yard? So lovely, Charles...the trees thank you. Happy fall!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Amy. Appreciate your hosting us all today. Congrats on your new book deal!

Ruth said...

I like this one a lot!