The Mountain Laurel
The Journal of Mountain Life

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Autumn Tapestry

By Glenna Wallace Moles © 1983

Issue: November, 1983

The autumn leaves are tracing
Wild patterns in their flight,
Cascading, swirling in the wind,
Reluctant to alight.

The ground now crisply covered
In shades of red and gold,
Is like a splendid carpet,
Enchanting to behold.

This autumn beauty, soon to fade
Will feel cold winter’s sting
As all the trees now barren
Await the kiss of spring.