That’s right, Autumn is here! And Copper Dog Publishing wants to remind you that it is time to sing that Autumn song… verses bursting with multi-colored leaves and cool, breezy evenings, and Harvest moons. Halloween looms large on the horizon, but for the next few weeks the lawns need raking, piles of leaves release fiery perfumes, and closets slowly exhume warm coats and sweaters.
by Michael H. Hanson
exhaling red and amber leaves
and freshly buttered walnut pie
as farmers harvest apple trees.
while raking armies take the fields
reclaiming conquered grassy yards
as Autumn mothers spice their meals.
with pumpkin cookies soft and warm
while all the naughty children hide
refusing meals of squash and corn.
October’s moon with orange grin
enchants us with her tender gaze
until we fall asleep again.
Painting by Norman Rockwell