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Autumn Daunting Goes

Who waves the flaming brand? I really think I know.
Arrayed with fiery arms, He puts on quite a show.
The artist of autumn, in a dazzling display
Of sweet gums, and red maples—takes our breath away.

Summer fades to fall, trees give up their green,
Transformed by master design, red, yellow, serene.
Peacocks fluff their feathers; mocking birds busily sing,
Formidable autumn is a daunting thing.

Chlorophyll gives way to radient carotene hues,
Bright with fall wardrobe, wearing color clues.
Clap your hands O beauty, sing into the wind.
Share boundless blessings, blushed in scarlet blend.
Heaven shouts approval; people show amaze,
At your brilliant garments, displaying coats ablaze.
Leaves parade golden in fall’s nippy breeze.
We are highly joyful—God does things like these!

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:52:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in Janette Fisher's sponsored contest James. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:19:00 PM
    In the left margin under Contests it says Contest;By Members, click there find my Contest & you enter the 6 lines from that page ;) Have a good night now..Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 2:58:00 PM
    James if you would be so kind I would love to have 6 lines from you any form old or new to help me celebrate both my 101st contest & Hannukah..anything to do with light [it could even be light as in not heavy!] AND you may combine forms Thanks for your lovely commnet!

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 3:33:00 PM
    Such a rich take on the topic, I loved the mention of sweet gums! fav line [ Chlorophyll gives way to radient carotene hues,] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 12/1/2012 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    definite 7 too!
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 8:03:00 AM
    Love the imagery here James!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 4:56:00 PM
    He does doesn't he? Lovely James and congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 12:00:00 PM
    James, love the things God does at times, congratulations with your awesome win,, always~pd

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 7:15:00 AM
    Well done!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:55:00 AM
    Gorgeous imagery! I especially love the first few lines. Congrats on a well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 5:06:00 AM
    Congratulations James xx