By Caryl Clem:
Festive October clad trees
Leaves swirling in brisk breezes
Parading along the winding road.
Blazing badges of red, orange gold
Against the brilliant dress blues sky
Bittersweet time to bid summer goodbye.
A rake, my swinging partner dancing
Two stepping across the lawn, entrancing.
Burning sacrificial piles, yard ashtray
Inhaling memories of yesterday and today.
Flattened fields, corn stalks, hay stacks
Packages of harvest goods climax.
Beer fairs, Germanic food traditions
Worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations
Vintage attire, Chicken Dance contests
Heritage customs survive modern progress.
Gather, raise your glasses high
Toast this year’s bountiful supply.