Thursday, October 9, 2014

Farewell Summer— Welcome Fall

As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water; heaven full of glory. So may my heart be full of thee.
A Puritan Prayer

 Farewell Summer—Welcome Fall
 By Elece Hollis

Beside a country road,
I found a letter from summer there
You can't miss it; it's everywhere
Sweet and mellow
Singing her goodbye
Nodding—swaying in the wind
 Yellow notes of a fading song
Composed on the fragile sunlight and air,
Notice she leaves us
A note  behind wishing
Farewell to another summer
Welcome fall.

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, 
and my soul, which You have redeemed
Psalm 71:23

© 2014 Elece Hollis , author of  Meet God in the Morning 

Meet God in the Morning: Poems for the Heart of Prayer


  1. Thank you for the beautiful reminders of the majesty of autumn.

    1. God is so good to us. We have so much space and beauty and so many blessings! Even along a dirt road there are sunny flowers nodding in the breeze.

  2. As I think on the this poem, I picture these cheerful yellow flowers as though they truly are welcoming autumn.