Autumn’s Cotillion

Where waving woods and waters wild

Do hymn an autumn sound.

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The last dance of the butterflies

in this mid-October homage 

to spring, the wildflowers wait

for the shift to northern winds,

for frost to touch the ground 

and silence growth, but today

there is time to flit and flutter 

under the changing leaves.

—C.L. Fisher, October 2022

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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