I've always liked the autumn best –
such vigor before winter's rest,
such color blazing through the land,
such coolness after heat feels grand.
And at the age that I have reached
the autumn has so much to teach:
the ending time is lurking near –
go out with courage, have no fear -
let colors shine while there is light,
when day is gone, then seize the night.
© by Pat Brisson.
Used with the author’s permission.