Oh, how your Creator fashioned you with a sophisticated beauty
Your palette stuns
Your colors demand to be said aloud, tasted, and smelled
Orange, amber, goldenrod, mustard, maroon, mahogany, burgundy
Olive, vanilla, cranberry, russet, maple
Brown, plum, taupe
Maize, cinnamon, ginger, mocha, chocolate
Not only beautiful, Autumn, you exude fun.
You let me wear my butterscotch sweater as your crisp air beckons my family to gather together to pick pumpkins in a patch that smells of hay and earth. On another day we hoist the pumpkins—cold from sitting on our porch—onto the dining room table covered in newspaper. We scrape out the guts while Charlie Brown and his friends dance on the television. By nightfall, our pumpkins turn into people animated within by flickering candlelight.
Oh, Autumn, we celebrate your bounty
We take your apples and dip them in caramel
We crunch your rusty fallen leaves under our feet
We wrap ourselves in your colors
And gather our people close to us
We partake of good and perfect gifts