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Sherington Poet Laureate’s Autumn Poem


An autumnal poem by our Poet Laureate, Juliette Willenberg. 


Autumn is…

The spiky, green cases of the shiny, smooth conkers
Falling from the treetops with a tap, tap, tap.

Leaves in shades of lush red, burnt orange and calming yellow
Dancing and darting as they descend.

Nocturnal animals playing on a soft, inviting carpet –
Gazing up at the silver, harvest moon.

A cosy living room with a welcoming fire
Crackling comfortingly as the TV announces a seasonal special.

Walks in the park in the blustery wind,
Followed by a steaming hot chocolate…
And a favourite blanket to curl up in.