Blessings of Autumn
Why do I love this time of year
When winter winds and cold draw near?
Is it the leaves – bronze, yellow, red –
Honking geese who fly o’erhead?
Is it the lake’s ethereal cover,
Autumn fog that comes to hover,
The gauze-like morning mist –
All of this I can’t resist?
The joy to me that autumn brings
Surpasses all the worldly things
That one can buy at any store;
God’s creation offers more.
(Written 7 November 2007)