Autumn shades

Autumn painting

I’ve painted a picture of you

though there are spaces

filled with dark shades of mystery

parts that I cannot clearly see.


Your passion runs deep in red hues

Crimson, scarlet and cherry-red,

sobered by the aquatic look in your eyes,

grounded river banks in verdant lush.


I’ve captured your boundless longing,

your  clever wit ,as well as your quest

to escape the monotonous pathways of life,

traced in your lithe movements of intrigue.


The yellow glows of your sunshine

state of mind, I smudge and tinge

with magenta and blushes of pink

accentuating  your romantic disposition.


I’ve seasoned you in Autumn blends

in celebration of the highlights of Summer

and the shedding of the old for the new.

That is the soulfulness I see in you.