Fall scenes

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.