My Tuesday Treasure is Autumn. I love it and I love winter too.
One day 7 years ago as I was sitting at my computer and looking out of the window I was inspired to write this poem for my granddaughter who was 8 at the time. If I found a beautiful leaf I would post it to her (even though she only lived on the other side of town). She just loved the pretty autumn leaves.
Golden Stars - for Tanaha - 10th May 2004
The wind is blowing hard outside
I can see it through my window
The trees are being tossed about
The clothes on the line are too.
I like it when the days are cool
Especially at night
I can wrap myself in blankets
And tuck up nice and tight
But best of all I love the sight
Of all the pretty colours
The leaves are changing on the trees
And falling by the hundreds
The tree next door has golden leaves
And when they're ready to fall
They flutter and spin and whirl around
Like they're dancing at a Ball
Sometimes sunshine catches them
And lights them up like glass
As they're falling to the ground
These beautiful golden stars
The tree is nearly bare now
But it really won't be long
Before the leaves are growing back
Thick and green and strong
In summer when the sun is hot
That tree gives welcome shade
And shows off with it's green stars
The ones that it's just made.
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