It is the autumn season once again,
leisurely walks you can take alone or with a friend.
Enjoying nature's beautiful display,
the landscapes nearby covered in a splendid array.
Life slows down to a gentler pace,
as the freshness of autumn's air caresses your face.
Watching as each leaf drifts down,
this wonderful dance played out without any sound.
Knowing the colorful dance will end,
as each one of the days are becoming shorter again.
There is nothing you should compare,
just experience nature's splendor while it is still there.
Admire a fall reflection we can see,
on every body of water where we happen to be.
Hear the rustling of the leaves,
as the wind playfully comes through with a breeze.
Each tree bends gently, giving way,
while it again enjoys this seasonal rhythmic sway.
Crunching sounds beneath our feet,
making this autumn's picturesque scene complete.
Nature dressed in a colorful gown,
colors of orange, yellow, red and shades of brown.
Time all too soon takes autumn away,
days will soon be colder with deep shades of gray.
What we can remember about the year,
will be held in our memory chest and never disappear.
Fond days spent in fall refelection,
these times of year sketched to absolute perfection.
© Brenda Sparkman
October 22, 2006