Breathe in the scent of cool autumn air
Watch it softly wafting Pele’s hair.
Hues adorn leaves in bright vivid shades
Drinking in water as fresh rain cascades.
The wind, waltzing leaves . . . swirling around.
A mélange of colors quilting the ground.
A ready harvest of fruit bearing trees
Provides sweet honey, adored by the bees.
A field of ripe pumpkins ready to pick.
Halloween candy on fingers to lick.
Children in costumes for trick or treat fun
Can’t wait ‘till darkness over takes the sun.
To sit near a fire, cozy and warm,
Reading poetry, no matter the form.
These are the delights that autumn will bring.
These are the things that will make my heart sing.
© 2013 Connie Marcum Wong