Summer’s End Part 5 of 5

The Next Season

by Andrew Viertel

An old season ends

Summer bows out

Her harsh glaring heat fades to

Cool days blanketed in pastel warmth

Leaves burst forth in color

Blazing intensity precedes dormancy

Reds, yellows, oranges

Beneath slate gray skies

Adorning limb and land in turn

Autumn takes the stage

A new season begins


About Andrew

I'm a Christian, American, liberal, geeky, thoughtful, Northwest-transplanted Angeleno husband, father, and pundit who writes about anything he can think of.
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2 Responses to Summer’s End Part 5 of 5

  1. Enjoyed all five poems, and I see a lot of correlation between the five. I recently tried this same tactic and was very happy with the results (though the theme I used was different.) Each of your five poems seems to add in another layer to the overall picture you paint. I wasn’t 100% sure of what the connection point was, but being a baseball fan I can tell you it works as a great elegy to another Cubs or Red Sox season (though perhaps more Chicago than Boston considering the disparity in years since WS wins.) At any rate, the poems are very pleasing to read from many different vantage points. Thanks for posting, very much enjoyed reading.


    • Andrew says:

      Thanks CRB. I’ll be interested to see if anyone gets the connection. It’s pretty subtle. I’ll give it a little time before sharing the answer.

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