… Coals glow in the trees;
Crimson, red, hot ember sprees.
Golden yellow, fiery orange, radiant green,
Melt into brightly burning copper queen;
And smoldering brown at the scene.
… Into a frenzy, wind scatters the leaves.
Forming restless dance in air and trees.
To do pirouettes in the haunted, smoky leaves!
… Autumn, elegant heiress arrives.
Overseer, to summer’s surprise strives.
Slowly, letting down her hair,
So the jewels would be aware.
So her crown of all seasons would not flare.
To shine brightly in fall’s wine-
Colored reflection of divine!
As in a thousand sunlit white shine-
As summer before her sign!! …