A few Christmases ago I posted a poem on my blog that I had written for Arlo, my first grandchild. He loved the poem, and the book I made him that Christmas has been kept safely in his Christmas book bag and brought out each year. At the beginning of 2022 I decided to look…


Another Autumn is here and life is changing once again.

Through rose tinted glasses.

A flame burns bright
across a still green world,
a vibrant announcement
of Autumns' arrival.
Her gentle voice a whisper,
a rustle in the trees.
Small in its beginnings
but growing in strength,
as to each leaf she says
It's time.
Time to let go, time to change.
To release your hold
on all youve known,
leaving space for new growth.
As Autumn softly places a kiss 
on each green leaf in turn,
a new season is born.
And with the warmth of her breath,
flames are lit across the landscape.

Love Alison x

Written September 16th 2021.

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