Sunday, 13 September 2009

Autumn on my Cheek

Autumn, you rush in like a kiss brushing the cheek, yet leaving an impression.
Autumn, you call to me like a long lost friend;

"Remember me? How my colours evoke silences? How you taste the minty air on your lips? No more heat for you my friend, still I bring warmth... I unearth your sweaters, your scarves, your happy shiver. "

Autumn reminds that we all love a little surprise, a spicy breeze captured in the cocoon womb of our jackets - worn and comfortable - or newly bought, "For me? Why, thank you" says Autumn, "I always like it when you dress up".

"But, oh dear soul" soothes Autumn, whom shall herein be referred to as "A",
"I am more than a change of look, sweet as it is, nay, superficial fare am I not.

I am your reminder, your conscience, your special season. I show that life is not endless Summer nor forever Winter. I laugh at Spring, your fleeting friend, for I am "A", your gentle one.

I quicken your pace, as Winter saunters, and there is much to be done. The languid days of Summer have taken their own holiday, after kindly hosting yours. But "A" is here, the loyal nudge along the cycle of life. "

"Remember, remember" whispers "A", "Time is the fleeting season, circling once before it passes".

Love, live, renew... wrap up warm, sip your steaming cup and ponder your map of life. Then smile as another breeze raises a gentle kiss across your cheek, whispering "Remember, love".

Our time on earth is but a raindrop in an ocean of always.



Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

what a beautiful thought provoking post!

I was just outside enjoying the crisp cool morning air. I can definetely feel Fall in the air and I'm very ready for it!

Enjoy your day!!


Jacqueline said...

Absolutely beautiful and absolutely right....It is getting very autumnal here and I love it...just like I love each and every one of the seasons.XXXX

Heavenly Housewife said...

I think autumn has come a bit early this year, my apple trees are already ready for picking :D. Soon the leaves will turn colour, its so beautiful, but once winter comes, this housewife goes into hibernation!

French Fancy said...

You write so beautifully and no Keats derivatives - I'm counting the days until someone posts those two lines that I hope never to see again

Renee said...

'Remember love' I will remember you.

Thank you Clarity for taking the time to comment on so many of my posts.

Your post was beautiful and the fall is my favourite season.

Love Renee xoxo

Amy said...

Autumn is my favorite month! These verses are so pretty and reminded me of the beauty that awaits in the days ahead when the leaves turn beautiful colors and there is a lovely bite to the air and I can wear a cozy sweater out and about. My cats will be running here, there and every where when the weather turns cool. I can't wait to see our new little kitten running about in the leaves like a little nutter!

P.S. Clarity, tomorrow I will come by and tell you how I get some books before they are published! I was going to tonight but your blog post brought better things to mind :o)

Lori ann said...

What a perfect welcome to Autumn Clarity. So gentle and true.

For all the reasons you gave us I love this time of year too, our season's may be more subtle than in other parts of the country and world, but they are there. In the light, and the leaves on the trees, the windblown sea.

My true love and I were married in the Autumn for all these very romantic reasons.

thank you for an always lovely post. ♥


Laurel said...

Oh my Darling- this is so wonderful. I really love how you spoke of reminding us that life is not endless. My first husband passed away in Early October and for many years I hated all things fall. I am at such a different place in my life now and that pain has changed. It is just part of me now.
I love that I can love fal again and I love you!
Have a wonderful week precious friend.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Clarity...thank you for coming over!!! And what a lovely sweet tooth you have...I will post the recipe up for you (probably on my other blog) and I will let you know when I have done it...That Panna Cotta was absolutely delish!!!
Autumn...would have to be my favourite Season after comes in so gently...nothing harsh...just beautiful sunny days...crisp nights and mornings slowly come in. Just beautiful...enjoy your coming of Autumn as we slip into Spring here in the Land Down Under...Dzintra♥x

Shell said...

A beautiful post, as always, Clarity.
This year has showed me we are truly a drop in the Ocean of time. I do hope to make my drop sparkling.
You asked on my blog what LOA is? It's stands for Law of Attraction

Hanako66 said...

how lovely.

I am very excited for is still very much summer here in California

Estelle said...

Ah, Autumn. It is a breath of fresh air. Finally.

Clarity said...

Thank you Karyn and one and all,
I love how everyone is welcoming the season with the enthusiasm normally reserved for Summer.

Jacqueline and HH, you're both local-ish and are feeling the change.
Thank you French Fancy and I laughed at the Keats derivatives comment!
Renee - warm thanks, dear, xxx.
Amy, looking forward to it.

Lori, that is so beautiful.
Laurel, thank you lovely I am touched and glad for you, xxx.

Queen, you crack me up, I am so glad I run, in fact I probably run because of my sweet tooth, Happy Spring 'dununder.

Shell, you already have.
Hanako, move to England, we actually have 4 working seasons.
Estelle, agreed.

OceanDreams said...

How beautiful, I always enjoy reading your thoughts. I love Autumn - I wish I had more distinct seasons in CA, but I will be going home to UT for a short weekend and will be able to enjoy it there. :) Enjoy you rweek!

vicki archer said...

Autumn is here well and truly but I am not quite ready....but the seasons won't wait for me so I must accept it and embrace the changing weather, xv.

Jacqueline said...

The Venice photograph ? We obviously have great taste !!!! Thanks for the great comment. XXXX

Dustjacket Attic said...

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn ... that is very true.

Manju said...

it feels a bit strange reading this because we're going into summer where i am right now, but it's beautifully written as always. i love the 'Our time on earth is but a raindrop in an ocean of always.' line.
p.s. thanks for the lovely comments. do you happen to have an email by the way where i could talk to you if that's alright?

VictoriaArt said...

You are hereby and from now on forward my poet in residence
(my residence is the heart), the spirit reminding me of all things true and heartfelt.
And autumn is so beautiful, abundance and natures peak of chic, the riches for all to share and the melancholic messenger of endings.

Jen said...

I can't wait for Autumn to begin!

Anonymous said...

What an outstanding tibute to the autumn season. Thank you so much for sharing this.

The Sophisticated Aesthete said...

You have got a new reader. :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

Hi Clarity :) you can get the Laduree macaroons inside the Laduree shop in Harrods, or there's also one across the street from Fortnum and Mason (near the Royal Academy of the Arts) at Burlington Arcade. THe pistachio is divine and the coconut is just as amazing. Let me know if you try them :D

Jennifer said...

Amazing!! Absolutely amazing. I feel this post. I feel Autumn this year and it is bitter beautiful, but reminding me this year that time moves fast.

Clarity said...

Thank you Ocean and Des.
Victoria, that is a heady compliment, I appreciate it fully, xxx.
Vicki, you are right, move with time then set your own pace.
Jacqueline, great! I think we stopped at the exact same point in Venice.
Manju, how lovely for you.
Jen, its rushed in this week.
Welcome Aesthete, your previous comments are lovely.
Jennifer, I feel it too, but forget the bitter, the sweetness is all it takes to appreciate this season, thank you, x.

Renee said...

Renee loves Clarity.


Anonymous said...

Uuhh, I thought I had left you a comment, but obviously NOT!
Yes, I can feel this post to, since Autumn is my favourite season of the year. Did I mention it before? I think you are a great writer.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Clarity...thanks for coming over...and many thank yous for your generous act of Paying Forward...this brings such a nice♥x

Anika said...

Just beautiful, gorgeous.
Love the words and the sentiment. Amen.

I love autumn but not such a fan of spring (I'd rather just get to the hot, hot, hot weather)

Enjoy the fall and the fabulous array of colours and the falling leaves and the crisp weather and the glistening days end.

Bless, wish we had fall.

Have a great weekend,

Modern Crush said...

Glorious language! I am getting so ready... xo

Amy said...

I hope life is going well for you :o)

You commented on my giveaway post something about giveaways being international. Clarity, thank you! I never really thought about the issues with restricting the contests. Since it was my first giveaway, I was thinking that limiting the entrant pool would be a little easier (I'm not even sure why now!). But I didn't think of the problem that I was excluding friends like you from the giveaway. I'm so sorry. I suffer from extreme brain fog occasionally =o) After this, my giveaways will be international. I'll let you know when I host another one. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

~ Amy

Rebecca said...

Thank you for stopping by...
Regarding my post on the vintage finds on my trip to MN...
The journals and about 3/4 of the finds came from several antique shops in WI at a small town called Hixton off of interstate 90
and if I find a love letter...I will let you know

Jeanne said...

I love all you share

Clarity said...

Renee, love you, xxx
Carmela, CT - thank you my dear, xxx.

Dzintra, more than welcome, xxx.

Anika, we are in limbo at present, it felt Summery today, it lingers.

Modern Crush - me too and thank you again.

Rebecca, that is sweet of you, I ought to plan a road trip.

Jeanne, I love sharing it, thank you.

Marie said...

Dear Clarity,

What a wonderful love letter
to my favorite season Autumn.
Her colors due evoke a reverent
silence. The cool brush of a
breeze against the face is


Keith said...

Hey there. Great post. Thanks for stopping by and comment on my blog. I appreciate it. I hope this finds you doing well. Take care. Cheers!

ChloƩ said...

well the header is from the chanel commercial with Audrey Tauou!And the pic under J'adore on my sidebar is just from a fashion show I think.Two models...I think that 's it!


Cafe Fashionista said...

This is just such a lovely post - the prose, the pictures. J'adore every last bit. Fall is my favorite time of year! :)

Purple Flowers said...

'Our time on earth is but a raindrop in an ocean of always.' How very beautiful. Your post fill me with the desire to write poetry. I will have to sit down w/pen and paper, and see what I can do.
Thank you for sharing.

The Socialite said...

oh my very favorite season. Love the coolness in the air, the leaves turning, the warm drinks, the holidays to come.... :)

Happy 1st day of fall. It's official today! :)

moa said...

hi clarity -

..and thank`s a lot for your sweet made my day!

hugs from moa

Laurel said...

Hi Darling I popped over to tell you SPencer passed his cosmetology test today! Yay- it has been a rough road and I believe that love and strong faith got us here today. I hope my dear friend is having a lovely week. Lots of ove to you darling girl.

Giovanna ♥ said...

This is very inspiring! Thank you for sharing it!
Have a lovely day!

The Socialite said...

p.s. I've tagged you!

TheChicGeek said...

Clarity, this is beautiful...simply beautiful.
Thank you!

Renee said...

I wish that you could have met Sheldon, I know that he would have made you laugh.

Love Renee xoxo

Elisa Day said...

yes I love to live by the water. I live close the sea. I have a need to be close the sea right now. Unfortunately the book doesnt exist in english. I love the style the author of the book looks of life and writes about it.

indigotangerine said...

what a beautiful post. Fall is my favorite season, I like how it gets cold and everything just feels wonderfully crisp and clear.

Corinna White Charlton said...

"wrap up warm...and ponder your map of life." you captured wonderfully how fall intrigues self-exploration. a season of fiery beauty before a long spell of dormancy. a time to think so we too can burst how in renewed growth in spring.

Laurel said...

Hi Sweets- just lil old me out here in Blogland USA thinking about you missing you and sending you love:)
Hope you are well and happy Darling.