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"Early Autumn" by Janice Canerdy


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Published May 1st, 2023

Early Autumn

by Janice Canerdy
(Potts Camp, Mississippi, United States)

My wind chimes harmonize today
to serenade me as I write
of autumn days of sheer delight.

The squirrels chatter-talk and play
a game of chase from tree to tree,
observed – but unaware of me.

No longer heat holds fall at bay.
Light-jacket weather is sublime;
mild afternoons, par for the time.

I'm poised for autumn's grand array;
the trees will soon wear vivid hues,
creating captivating views.

My thanks to nature I convey
for her unique, appealing style.
The feel of autumn makes me smile.

My wind chimes harmonize today.
The squirrels chatter-talk and play.
No longer heat holds fall at bay.
I'm poised for autumn's grand display.
My thanks to nature I convey.

Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. She has been writing for decades. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Light, The Road Not Taken, Lyric, Parody, Bitterroot, Society of Classical Poets Journal, Westward Quarterly, Lighten Up Online, Saturday Evening Post, and the contest journals of the Mississippi Society and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Her book, Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishing), was published in 2016.

This poem is included in Poetry World #6, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Texas Poetry Magazine:
Three Poems

by David Bankson

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