Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Autumn In California...

Autumn In California...

A subtle change of hue,
Delicate tilt of Solar angle,
Tinges of color lend a subdued glow to specific plants and trees,
Especially in late afternoon or evening.

Nothing so overt as the blazing colors and tawny grasses,
The visible breath and frosted mornings of my native Wisconsin.

Here in Summer's Winter home,
Jack Frost is a rare guest in court,
Though mist and fog blanket the tops of mountains,
Ceiling over canyons in hushed morning reverence.

Verdancy is only limmed by Autumn fire,
Yet Orion rises.


By: Daniel A. Stafford