From Paddy Cummins, A simple song gently remembered.


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It’s Autumn and time for the leaves to fall.
But first they change their costumes for a final display of rich gold and crimson before gliding gracefully down to form a woven carpet of color beneath our feet.

Many people find Autumn a tranquil time of solitude and reflection, a season of pensive assessment and contemplation. Perhaps that’s why so many poets and writers have been inspired to write so beautifully about this romantic season.

It brings to mind the beautiful song ‘Autumn Leaves,’ written in 1945 by French poet, Jacques Prevert, and translated into English by American song writer, Johnny Mercer.
Although it was a simple little song, it has over the years become a classic and has been recorded by the top artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Edith Paif, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.

This is it.


The falling…

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4 responses to “AUTUMN LEAVES”

  1. The only way I’ll see Autumn anymore is through the eyes of writers. This was beautiful.


  2. Loved Nat King Cole singing “Autumn Leaves”. 🙂


  3. I enjoyed your language in this piece and the pictures are spectacular. I don’t remember Durham being so beautiful. Here in Austin, Texas we don’t get early frosts and so our trees drop their leaves without a colorful display, makes the Autumnal fanfare less memorable.


    1. I can testify to Durham’s autumnal beauty – Durham City, too, must compete for a prize as the English City with most mature trees. However, it is right to point out that this piece is re-blogged from Paddy Cummins, so the language and the trees are all his!
      I hope to get some good Autumn images this year, but so much depends on the light. The world beyond my window this morning is one of mist and rain.


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