Crisp, copper coloured leaves Shuffling, rustling underfoot. Cupped acorns carried down From branches, borne by gentle breeze. Chestnuts bursting from the shell Drop to leaf-strewn floor below. Ripe plums plucked from orchard tree, Red-skinned apples heavy on bough. Brambles bearing blackberry fruit. Holly richly dressed in scarlet. Smoky swirls, sweet smelling rise Drifting up from gardener’s blaze. And misty, mellow morning air Proclaims the autumn of the year.