October Thoughts

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Already I miss the trees’ green leaves that offered their shade from the blistering sun’s summer heat.

Yet, I am in awe of the beauty of the reds, oranges, yellows, and even browns that blend in together to beautify the landscape. They present a scene that is unforgettable but lasts too brief a time.

My thoughts turn to winter’s chill and a landscape devoid of color other than the white snow and the dark green of the pine trees. As all poets do, I long for spring and all its beauty and hope returning. 

But, I fear not, for the trees with faith, have set their buds for spring.