Autumn

September

A road like brown ribbon,
A sky that is blue,
A forest of green
With the sky peeping through.

Asters, deep purple,
A grasshopper’s call,
Today it is summer,
Tomorrow it is fall.
(Edwina Fallis)

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Autumn Fires

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Sometime bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

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Autumn Song

These are days of failling leaves,
The days of hazy weather,
Smelling of gold chrysanthemums
And gray wood-smoke together.

These are the nights of nearby stars,
The nights of closer moons,
When the windy darkness echoes
To crickets’ farewell tunes.
(Elizabeth-Ellen Long)

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Gathering Gold

I walked through autumn woods today;
I cupped my hands along the way;
Great trees shook down rich coins of gold.
More than my two small hands could hold.
(Katherine Edelman)

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