Farewell To Autumn
Poem By Lucy Burrow
I watched the sun dance through the trees
Leaping and dancing
In the dying days of Autumn;
Dodging the cold and damp of winter...
As he stole silently across the land,
Seeking out her dying rays
With sinewy fingers.
I saw a tree aflame with red and gold
And as she danced upon it
I saw the jewels of morning dew,
Entwined in threads of silver...
Soon to be frozen.
I followed deer tracks on the earth,
Softened by the drenching rain
Into shady hollows...
Ferned and green
Against the darkened canopy.
I watched my breath follow where she danced,
Like smoke, twisting
In the gathering wind.
And I bid farewell to her
As she danced into the sunset....
Until Spring welcomes her home.