Autumn in the Midwest

Monday, November 4, 2013

Saturday I drove to Indianapolis for a writers’ luncheon. On the way down, the sun was still fighting the darkness and a fine mist veiled the scenery, so I barely noticed the trees. But on the return trip, the sun highlighted the gorgeous fall colors.

That and a few lines in a poem written by a friend inspired me to write this one.

A Feast for the Eyes

Driving alone I-65,
The trees are a candy store assortment
Of cinnamon, tangerine drops, and butterscotch. 

Walking through a duneland forest,
The path is a farmstand cornucopia
With cranberries, walnuts, and butternut squash. 

Living autumn days,
The landscape is a Midwest banquet
That feasts the eyes while feeding the soul.

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