Latent Mardi Gras II

Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) in autumn / Zucke...

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Slender white birch in paper dress
Wears garlands of shimmering gold;
Reaches high, the sky to caress;
Autumn leaves, dancing in the wind.

Oak wears supple woodland leather,
Rawhide gloves on his gnarled knuckles,
Guarding them from winter weather;
Autumn leaves, dancing in the wind.

Flaming fire of sugar maple
Burns in hues of Persian red.
Embers glow above the gable;
Autumn leaves, dancing in the wind.

Colors form a sprightly cascade;
Blanket the distant mountainside
Like a grand Mardi Gras parade.
Autumn leaves, dancing in the wind.

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  1. Beautiful poem. My favorite line is “Rawhide gloves on his gnarled knuckles.” I can see the gloved knuckes.

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    • Thank you. I appreciate your taking time to read and comment.

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