Edge of Autumn

I’m surprised this morning
by noticing how much sound
guides me through the seasons.

How the tone of the crickets changes
as we reach late summer
and the sounds of
are more present.

My ears listen
for the sounds
of geese on the move

to tell me
that fall is coming
and the days of
insect song
are ending,

dipping us into
the near silence of winter.

Wind and snow and
birdsong in droplets
morning and evening.

I’m surprised this morning
to notice how much
words needed to move
through me
and into the world –

like the season of listening
and gathering ideas
is over
and now words
flow freely.


I’m Tracie Nichols, M.A. I guide edge-walking women through the wild and unpredictable borderlands of deep growth and change. I especially love supporting highly sensitive, intuitive and body-wise women who are creating businesses of their own. I’m a business and life coach, aromatherapist, poet and rebel crone.

You can find me on my website, Instagram and Facebook.

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