Autumn Glories

Autumn Glories

Autumn brings rebirth

The closing out of summer

And the renewal of the cycle

Signifying a time of regeneration

With cool, crisp golden mornings

Faster time paces

As the days grow slightly shorter

And momentum challenges

The fledgling generation

To rekindle itself anew

No more a time of consumption

Or empty days of dreary longing

But a momentary highlight

That expunges the emblematic

And erases the scars of lassitude

And lethargic days that summer brings

The bounty of fall’s beginnings

Fills trees with yellow splendor

And refocuses the thirst that redefines

The topography of the soul

No longer the empty moments

Of fantasies forgotten

That sorrows never cling to

And time alone can’t quell

Only the rebirth of autumn

As the harvesting of last year

Cleanses fields and forests

Making way for new born buds

That reveal through empty spaces

Left by falling embers

Of things that are best forgotten

And glories yet to come

Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine, a native Manhattanite, has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. His works are published in over twenty-five on-line journals including Literally Stories, Visitant, Foliate Oak Magazine; over thirty print books including Poetry Quarterly, Mused Literary Review, Dual Coast Magazine, and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. He lives in New York with his dog, Daisy. Visit him at

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