Autumn Foliage

Leaves on the trees, leaves on the ground,
Leaves covering cars parked under the trees,
It’s like perceiving Nature in Technicolor:
Amber and reddish-brown among the green!
The charmed gaze follows the rich colors of autumn,
Replacing summer’s emerald veil: Nature adorned
With golden jewels smiling at me, eliciting joy and
Admiration before the artistic power of its Creator;
The uncomfortable warmth is gone:
The biting cold is not yet here.
A few weeks of delight before
The immaculate snow takes over…

© Djehane Hassouna, 2005

Rainbow of Emotions, page 45

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