The Last Wind of Autumn


I was caught off guard suddenly, by a rush

or gust perhaps, flying by me in a blur of light

either a hawk, a spirit unseen

or the last wind of autumn


in a hurry.


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Our Memories of Autumn


On grey, cold days My Love, we will still carry our memories of autumn

with the strength of the flowers in the brightness of the sun,

and the trails, where red leaves gently

brushed your cheek.


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Spirit Poems II


Entering the forest with my jacket and a fragment of a poem,

my spirit is immediately calmed by tree limbs, holding

leaves that dance in the wind, and sparkle

in the sunlight. The presence is pointing

to an opening up high

in the canopy

above the maple trees

a set of wings confirms the sentence,

and I know now the full measure

of a poem born


on its own.


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Walking in the Autumn Wind


As the oak leaves were filled with the brightness of the sun,

the wind swayed the tops of the pine trees,

and rippled the lake, carrying our prayers

over the surface of the water.

A hawk flew over with her shadow,

circling the poplar trees,

as the fall flowers reminded us of warmer days.


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A Personal Invitation


If you like this blog, and would like to see more of my work, in a faith based environment, this is your personal invitation to my other blogsite, Walking Through Psalms.

There you will find more of who I am, with Scripture quotes, commentary, and usually a prayer at the end. Sometimes I place a poem there, with a focus on faith in God.

I want to make it clear that all are welcome to both of my sites. I try to encourage all people, not only one particular faith. I spend a lot of time in the Old Testament, including the Psalms, which are so loved by many.

So please feel free to stop by. Tell them Nico sent you. You can find it here:

I wish you peace.


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