The lush, green trees of summer fill me with delight;
Yet, I love the Fall so much better, a colorful sight!
Long summer days are tempting, I admit.
Nevertheless, Iâd much rather sit
Among the trees as they turn to gold
Or even red before the cold.
So, I endure the hot summer sun,
Waiting for this season to be done.
Avoiding the heat and muggy weather,
Watching for falling leaves, light as a feather.
Then gathering the leaves as they fall to the ground,
A carpet of color with a delightfully crunchy sound.
For me, Fall is the season that yearly does enthrall,
As the leaves drop from trees, so graceful and tall.
Thus, as summertime sizzles with sunshine and heat,
I patiently wait for Mother Natureâs colorful, yearly treat!
Waiting for the Leaves to Turn*
Late August 2022
Itâs the end of August and Iâm waiting for the leaves to turn,
Impatient for Fallâs crispy colors do I daily yearn.
Summerâs absolutely fine, with leaves a deep, dark green,
But my heart aches for Autumn & its Flaming Foliage scene.
Each season owes its splendor to Mother Natureâs charm.
Alas, for me, only Autumnâs fascination really does disarm.
So here I sit, waiting anxiously for Summer to adjourn
And also waiting impatiently forÂ Autumn leaves to turn.
*Part of a line from John Grishamâs novel, Camino Winds
from Bantam Books, 2020.