POEM: AUTUMN THE KING OF SEASONS
When summer retires,
Before the winter strikes.
Is when the summer gets over,
Monsoon gets slower,
Nights become pleasant,
And days a merriment.
It’s time for the harvest,
When farmers fill their pockets,
But then the days begin to get shorter,
And the nights longer.
Horizon gets hazy,
Daylight gets dimmer,
Sun changes its line,
Is when darkness multiplies.
In the art of poetry,
Autumn strikes the chord of melancholy,
When summer is gone,
And winter is on the horizon.
Skies turn grey,
Usable daylight, drops by the day,
Where, makeup of the day,
Changes in the wake,
And night broadens its base.
It’s time for jumpers,
As the dawns are chilly,
Mornings are foggy,
Days are smoggy,
And nights are wintry.
As I step out of my house,
The air is heavy,
The breeze is frisky,
And where the sun is fussy.
All along the meadows,
There are long shadows,
But between the shadows,
There are divine hallows.
Autumn sounds like winter’s cousin,
No doubt the favourite of my seasons,
That announces the string of festivals,
And with that the celebrations,
So it indeed is,
The king of all seasons.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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