#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Autumn”

“Autumn slips in like a fairy queen, spreads her cloak and everything changes.”

Bernadette Laganella


Hustle and Bustle have returned again

and have banished the ice cream man.

They have replaced his merry ring

with the school bell’s ding.

Hustle and Bustle shake the acorns free

and the squirrels become busy bees.

Those ladies mop up summer’s wet air

returning the sun’s bright glare.

They hang a lantern of orange in the sky

and invite the night creatures to fly.

Hustle and her sister Bustle prepare the way

for the autumn fairy princess to come and play.

This post is written in response to the Writer’s Quote Wednesday sponsored by WWW.Silverthreading.com.WRITER'S QUOTE

Photo complements of Silver Threading.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

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  2. Lovely poem. Bernadette. The bits and pieces of autumn clearly shine through. Poor Mr Ice-Cream man. But now that it is warmer and spring in Australia, I am sure he will get more and more popular here 😀 “a lantern of orange in the sky….” I wonder what that is. It reminds me of lit-up pumpkins that come around during Halloween. Happy Autumn 🙂

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