Autumn’s Golden Veil
What golden droplets fall from Autumn’s veil,
To drape in brilliant color ‘cross this trail,
For shoes to shuffle slowly through them all,
A pleasure that’s unique to only Fall.
These blended hues provide a gorgeous sight,
When orange and yellow tinges first ignite,
To make the yards and neighborhoods invite
The passersby to marvel with delight.
Then Oh, how very wonderful it feels,
To have the leaflets crunch beneath our heels,
To blow in swirling whirlpools in the breeze,
As colors clothe those staying in the tree.
Let me walk within this glowing splendor,
That only finest artists ever render.
The Fall colors where truly spectacular this year, as this sidewalk scene clearly shows. the oranges and yellows were particularly vivid. I couldn’t get enough of them. My camera was busy capturing it all. This walk along the river trail was inspiring.
This poem is a Sonnet.
A traditional sonnet is a poem of 14 lines. It follows a strict rhyme scheme. It is often about love.
A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is repeated five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is:
a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g;
the last two lines are a rhyming couplet.
This photograph was taken by the author along the East River Road in St’ Paul, Minnesota where the homes stretch along the eastern bluffs of the Mississippi River.