Autumnal Grace by Leilani C. Racoma-Lessnau Stay ever so near in my heart, sweet love- for chilly Autumn winds blow so swiftly. I must know that I can still see your beauty When the dry autumn winds blow right through me. Oh Autumn Lover, I Search For You! You are there my love, in the grace of a fall tree. Reaching, twisting, and embracing transition- Undressing your supple summer glamour For the simplicity of amber colored radiance. You are here, my beloved, in the scent of the air- Ever so musky, woody and persuasively present. I flirt with your aroma upon your bed of fallen leaves- Your fragrance boldly braided within the locks of my hair. Oh Autumn Lover, I Remember You! I feel you, fervently seeking the light of purity in my harvest fields, Then hiding within my vineyard of succulent autumn grapes. Your bliss- intoxicates me when I delicately consume your wine And the memory of your joy lingers upon the sugar of my lips. I can see you brightly now, my fiery and luminous soul… You are brilliantly gleaming above the hunter’s full moon. High beyond the dark horizon of the autumnal night sky- Where your heart rides restlessly upon the stars of Pegasus. Oh Autumn Lover, My Love Betides You! Stay ever so near in my heart, my sweet love- for these chilly Autumn winds blow so swiftly. I must know that I can still see your beauty When the dry autumn winds blow right through me.