Autumn Makes Me Sad by Muriel Baker
Autumn Makes Me Sad
Seasonally Associated Disorder
Referred to as SAD by those
who think they know,
that a little lack of sunshine
makes us feel like forty degrees below.
It’s a chemical imbalance.
Think of hibernating mammals.
We have the same inclination.
So until the clocks change to
longer days. It will be my inspiration
to think black thoughts and see the
worst of every situation.
I will not rejoice until Spring Soltstice
brings me light.
So please will others see the sunny side
and check that I’m all right.
Because, when it gets to Summer
I will be awake all night.
Muriel Baker, October, 2018
Muriel Baker, to her surprise has been writing poetry and having it published on a very small scale for nearly ten years. It shocks her to realise how old she must be.
This section: Seasonal Stories and Poems by Glasgow Writers, stories and poems
- Two poems by Finola Scott: ‘Garlic’ and ‘Rhubarb’
- Onion by Leela Soma – vegetable inspired poetry
- Flowers – poems by Leela Soma
- I Deserve This – a poem for Christmas by Calum Maclean
- Bluid Muin – Lunar Eclipse by Finola Scott
- Some Wintertime Poems by Finola Scott
- Goldie by Pat Byrne
- Reading Palms by Stephen Watt
- Poetry: Lahore, I am coming by Rizwan Akhtar
- Autumn Makes Me Sad by Muriel Baker
- Three Haibun by Robin Lloyd-Jones
- The Indian Shawl a poem by Muriel Baker
- Plum Stone Throat a poem by Jen Gray
- Autumn Visit to USA by Leela Soma
- Lochwinnoch – a poem by Lindsey Stewart
- Living in Shoes – poem by Gail Winters
- The Big Chair – Autumn Voices – Robin Lloyd-Jones
- Corn Dollies by Mary Irvine
- Chinese Autumn by Mary Irvine
- The Last Leaf – a poem for Autumn by Catriona Malan