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.