The Kindest Season


Fall is the kindest season,
the way it drenches the trees with color,
then lets each glorious leaf sail away,
as if beauty is a burden meant for release
and worth is what stays behind,
ready for anything.



Published by

Jean Ryan

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Lillian, Alabama. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her short story collections, SURVIVAL SKILLS and LOVERS AND LONERS, are available online. STRANGE COMPANY, a collection of short nature essays, is available in paperback as well as digital and audio editions.

6 thoughts on “The Kindest Season

  1. What an eloquent expression of Autumn. Here’s an autumn song for you by the late great Nancy LaMott.

    Enjoy! And thank you! Xoxo

    1. Oh I do love that song. First heard it sung by Streisand. LaMott’s rendition is equally beautiful. .Thank you, friend, for commenting on this poem.

  2. Oh my Jean, how I so love your beautiful words. Thank you for sharing your splendid gift of writing…simply divine. 💛🧡💚

    Sent from my iPhone

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