Autumn Sky Poetry . . . Number 10 . . .
Editor’s Note  . . . June 2008 . . .

Summer has come to my part of the world. The weather has been beautiful and the forest outside my house is filled with birds and deer and other wildlife. I don’t usually choose poems for Autumn Sky Poetry according to the season (at least not consciously), but this time I received so many poems that seem to deal with life and the world that I couldn’t help but pick poems that somehow fit together, poems that fit the idea of summer. Not all of them specifically mention the environment or the weather, but in some small way, each poem is a reflection of life in our landscape: both the inner spaces and the outside places. I hope you enjoy them.

It's all about the poetry.
—Sincerely yours,

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor


We are interested in both formal and free-verse.

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Editor: Christine Klocek-Lim

website: November Sky

blog: November Sky Poetry

Copy Editors: Dawn Barnes, Stew Barnes

Technical Support: Terry Lim



All rights reserved. All copyrights of the poems in Autumn Sky Poetry remain the exclusive possession of the poets. They may not be used without permission. All requests for use should be made to the poet.

Autumn Sky Poetry reserves the right to archive all poems published on this site indefinitely.


Reading poetry is a pleasure for which too few of us have the time to spare. My aim, as editor, is to make poetry as accessible as possible: simple pages, simple formatting, exquisite poetry.

Autumn Sky Poetry publishes four issues per year. Every issue contains ten poems by ten different poets. Each poem is one that caught my eye, held my attention, said something profound. The poets may hail from all across our lovely planet and their poems may speak in many different voices, but each one is worth savoring.