The wonderful colours of autumn


All the leaves from green have turned
Umber, sepia, copper, gold
The trees once dressed in summer robes
Unveiled now as the year grows old
Mists descend and cast a pall
Now the year is at its Fall.


Crisp, copper coloured leaves
Shuffling, rustling under foot.

Cupped acorns carried down
From branches, borne on gentle breeze.

Chestnuts bursting from the shell
Drop to leaf-strewn floor below.

Ripe plums plucked from orchard tree,
Red-skinned apples on heavy bough.

Brambles bearing berries plump,
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.


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