Joan McNerney

Poet Statement – These are all free verse short poems about my favorite season.
I call them Autumn Notes.

Four sparkling maples
sashay in autumn winds.
dressed in yellow lace.
Half moon hiding in old
oak tree on top of hillside.

~~

Children kicking up leaves
shouting while jumping
over mounds of foliage. 

~~

Bright leaves gleaming
in sunshine tumbling
through an Alice blue sky.

~~

Carpets of red, yellow, brown
foliage unfurls before us.

~~

Walking through trails of trees
becoming spellbound by
leafy giants towering over us.

~~~

Joan McNerney’s poetry is found in many literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Poet Warriors, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Spectrum Publications have accepted her work. She has four Best of the Net nominations. This is her second feature on The Short of It.

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