Good morning poetry hounds!
I’m pleased and excited to feature the latest submission from K. W. Bunyap, for your VerseDay pleasure. K.W. is an avid hunter and fly fisherman. He’s an airline pilot by day and a novelist by night, creating beauty with images and words to balance out both sides of his beautiful brain. If you want to hear more about how amazing this guy is (including surviving a bear mauling and poor luck with rental cars, check out his awesome website:
Today, K. W. will be wowing you with a poem that settles into a special corner of my heart and it’s love of Autumn. Enjoy!
I watched the aspens turn today
And witnessed nature’s majesty.
Orange and gold replaced the leaves
Of green, and leapt from tree to tree.
The rising sun poked shafts of light
Down through an emerald canopy.
I lay beneath those dark scarred trunks
Of white, and lounged in reverie.
I watched the colors of autumn
Slowly replace where green should be.
The hues revealed the steady march
Of time, no more a mystery.
Deep in that secret mountain glade
The pigments were a potpourri.
Above, I heard a rustling sound
Of leaves, and something stirred in me.
The leaves were changing, Fall was here,
I felt the warmth of Summer flee.
Watching the aspens turn, I thought
Of love, and gave my heart to thee.