poetry and prose about place

colour: solemn, sombre

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October in New Brunswick is an explosion of colour. However,  as the red and orange leaves fall, browns and yellows begin to dominate the landscape.


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View of Nerepis marsh looking south. The ferry is crossing the river, barely visible in the mist.


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Colour variety in the marsh grasses.


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Hay-scented fern adds yellows and browns to the ditches.


solemn, sombre


walked out to see you

once again as you

lay dying, somber

the soft light, marsh grass

leaning in the rain

autumn colour fades

tones solemn, ochre

of poplar and birch,

straw-pale, hay-scented

fern, Solidago

and tansy, shadows

in the ditch, the heads

of Typha

burst to seed




Copyright Jane Tims 2019


Best wishes everyone!




Written by jane tims

October 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

Posted in natural history

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  1. beautiful poem and photos Jane! As always, wetlands are close to my heart

    Liked by 1 person


    January 27, 2020 at 11:42 am

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