Autumn Dying

Winds are stronger;
Leaves descending;
Shadows longer.
Autumn’s ending.

Light is failing;
Days are shorter;
Willows trailing
In the water.

Age-old wonder:
Birds migrating;
Distant thunder

Berries massing
In profusion;
Season passing
To conclusion.

Fading flowers
Seeds are spreading;
Heavy showers;
Old blooms shredding;

Fog that lingers;
Frosty mornings;
Icy fingers;
Winters warnings!