Is not this a true autumn day?
Just the still melancholy that I love–
that makes life and nature harmonize.
Beaming bright across the galaxies,
Your petals extend through heaven’s gate.
You waited until now to reveal yourself;
For the world it was worth the wait.
Autumn is your awakening,
While the world prepares for winter’s sleep.
Summer has quickly slipped away,
While your colors of coral and pink run deep.
Some think age is upon you,
But truth is you are now fulfilled.
You blossomed into life in maturity,
Before the north wind’s chill.
Soon golden fields will be covered,
In a virgin blanket of snow.
The streams will freeze then re-awaken,
For another, beautiful autumn rose.
~Edited poem by Mark Anderson
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. ~Psalm 103:1 ✝