Poet's Nook

Poet’s Nook

Ahhhhhh… September, my favorite month. The month Mother Nature provides an end to the dog days of summer and treats us to more pleasant mornings, evenings, and the bone-deep passionate return of football. The month our members write the most poems about. 

September kicks off with Labor Day weekend and a multitude of ways to spend it. Following that are Grandparent’s Day, Patriot Day, POW/MIA Recognition Day, the beginning of Rosh Hashana, the first day of Autumn, Gold Star Mother’s Day, and the beginning of Yom Kippur.

Sharmen Oswald, a teacher and contributor to a variety of media, is one of our guild’s most prolific poets. Here’s one of her recent poems about Autumn’s arrival.

Caught Unaware

by Sharmen Oswald

When Autumn creeps in on silent feet

And takes me by surprise,
I find solace in how discreet
The change is before my eyes.

I revel in the beauty before me
Upon a canvas of color,
And wish that all could see
The change that occurs from summer.

Although it happens every year
I seem to be caught unaware
When the leaf changes appear –
“Autumn has arrived!” I declare.