Autumn arrives in shimmering dresses,
With crowns of acorns in her tresses,
And with glittering gems of morning dew
Set on her toes like silver shoes.
Shadows play in her gown's pleats.
They carpet the ground at Autumn's feet.
She doesn't move, standing straight and tall
Until Old Man Winter makes a call.
Then Autumn leaves and covers the ground
Silently, but for Wind's sound.
Cold Winter moves in to take her place
Placing his chilly kiss upon her face.
Away is Autumn for another year
Gone are her hues that offered such cheer.
She's taken the birds, the blue skies as well
She's left us with Winter's snowy shell.
Oct 20, 2009