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AUTUMN’S OPULENCE   

 

Fall imprints on our memory

This lazy time of year

For she touches all our senses

As she  paints the landscape here

 

A teasing breeze spanks the leaves

So they’ll release their hold

Their flaming autumn colors

Foretelling winter’s cold

 

That wafting fragrance that I smell

Comes from my apple trees

Where carmine jewels are holding tight

Before a winter’s freeze

 

Sampling one’s sweet succulence

I bite into the skin

The savory flesh delights my mouth

And juice runs down my chin

 

Tepeed corn stands in fields

With pumpkins at their feet

And gourds with autumn’s color schemes

Edge rows of late fall wheat

 

There’s milkweed silk and cattail down

That feel so smooth and soft

There’s pungent smell of new-mown hay

Piled high in my barn loft

 

And waving weary wingtips

Geese are flying north

Squirrels are burying hickory nuts

While darting back and forth

 

Autumn parades her opulence

For everyone to see

Touching the senses we possess

And mesmerizing me

 

5/28/96 – Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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