Morning wears crisp cotton and smoky tulle
woven through with gold light.
North Shore mountains are sensibly dressed
in darkest denim, their tops
hidden, cozy under unrolling
bolts of blue- and grey-tinged fleece.
The park has thrown on a shawl
of embroidered leaves
in tangerine, scarlet, yellow
Even dwarf cedar has accessorized
her sensible green bouclé
with red leaf appliqués
of delicate Japanese maple.
© 2004 Capper’s Magazine. Also published by Prairie Messenger in 2006
This is a repost. I first posted “October Fashion” here exactly five years ago today. I hope fall is treating you to her head-turning style wherever you are!
This post is linked to Poetry Friday hosted today by the lovely Michelle Barnes at Today’s Little Ditty.