Over the river and...

Autumn Roads

Sharing Stories
November 13, 2023 at 11:08 a.m.
"Over the River and Through the Woods"
"Over the River and Through the Woods"

...by Barbara Ruby


                Autumn Roads     

Frosty air, autumn haze

Smoky, golden, exciting days

Crisp, dry leaves swirling down

Yellow, orange, russet, brown

Pumpkin fields that bode for much

Jack-o-lanterns, Halloween, spooks and such

Grandmas baking pumpkin pies

Houses filled with scents of spice

Families gathered Thanksgiving Day

to cook, feast, laugh, pray.

Barbara Ruby is a long time Puyallup resident whose poems have appeared frequently in Sharing Stories and Northwest Prime Times Poetry Corner.
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