Sunday, September 29, 2013


The countryside is ablaze with autumn leaves

Red, russet, burnt sienna before the freeze

They burst forth shedding their verdant glory

Renewing life it’s like a newborn story

Gold leafed splendor by the painterly brush

The colors are life changing, rich and lush

T’is time for you to make changes, too

Throw off the old mundane cloak, renew

With crimson red for enthusiasm as trigger

Embrace the passion with new found vigor

Vibrant yellow for courage and laughter

It’s a new outlook that you should be after

The angelic blue sky every true and serene

Exudes cool confidence, fosters dreams

Golden orange is ablaze, warm this year

With your outgoing nature that’s clear

It’s not quite winter, some green remains

A preferred color of genius, never the same

And pink-tinged forest buds remind us

Romance is forever charged with love

A new season, a new life changing time

Take a cue from autumn leaves’ prime

Change your colors and your attitude

Don’t get stuck in the gray latitude

Move into a colorful spectrum today

Open up the rainbow and begin to play.

Polly Guerin Author: Cooper Hewitt Dynasty of New York (History Press 2012)

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