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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's Way


Autumn's Way
In their yellow-most goings,
leaves of maple
ride breezes to the ground.
You can hear their sound
each autumn afternoon
as the crisp air cuts
through the trees
and hurries us along
the golden sidewalks
home.


from A Fury of Motion ©Charles Ghigna
PoetryFoundation.org


8 comments:

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Beautiful, Charles! And I have to tell you, for a moment I thought you had used the same photo I used for my post today! (they are, indeed, different, but very, very similar) Have a great weekend!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Matt. I enjoyed walking among your stars!

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

Tricia said...

Hi Charles,

This is really lovely. We're not quite to this point yet, but your poem really makes me want to get there sooner rather than later.

Thanks for sharing.
Tricia

laurasalas said...

Gorgeous--I especially love your use of "cuts." Ah, my favorite season...

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Tricia, for your "lovely," and thanks, Laura, for your "gorgeous" and for hosting us all today!

Ruth said...

I love "yellow-most."

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you, Ruth.