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(Autumn trees viewed across the Deleware)
By Jay Albrecht
Copyright 2000 Jay Albrecht
A poem about Autumn and human changes.
Brushed, burnished to an orange
brown by God's sure hand,
this swath of feathered hills
smiles back at heaven...and at me.
Its gold-red globs,
reflected from the Delaware,
mirror Him in glows
impressionists cannot copy.

Earth’s change from Summer green
to orange Autumn seems a sermon.
"Let go regrets as naturally
as leaves detach, drift down.
Let pastel Fall shine in, to ease your
yearn for love that comes unasked,
turn wants to wonders at His grace,
transform your frown to grateful face."