“Autumnal Archway” (HAIKU) by Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

Autumnal Archway

Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

Summer gate closes
As autumn’s brilliant archway
Beckons—nature’s call

© Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

About the author

Maine author Bette A. Stevens pictured with a male Monarch butterfly drying its wings after emerging from its chrysalis.

Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys reading, writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies—an endangered species (and for milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).

Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book about a monarch butterfly; The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!

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  9 comments for ““Autumnal Archway” (HAIKU) by Bette A. Stevens

  1. 09/28/2018 at 12:37 pm

    Very well done.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

    Liked by 2 people

  2. 09/28/2018 at 2:03 pm

    Enjoyed this one a lot. I’m also jealous of the poet’s 37 acre farmstead! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • 09/28/2018 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Marnie! ❤ Wishing you and autumn filled with wonders.

      Liked by 2 people

      • 09/30/2018 at 2:17 pm

        You are so welcome! You helped transport me to autumn, even though I’m in hot and sunny southwest Florida. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. 09/28/2018 at 7:29 pm

    Dear Eugenia,

    Thanks so much for featuring Autumnal Archway on your lovely blog, my friend. And, for your gracious comments and support. Your kind words and delightful verses always manage to make me smile.

    Blessings and hugs all year through,
    Bette

    Liked by 2 people

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