On watching falling leaves, inspired also by oft-heard words, 'married in the fall'
|There stood an imaginary, invisible houri fairy
A bride under a maple tree
Dressed in prism-hued layers
of chifon in ethereal shimmers
and delicate gossamer
She having her weeny wedding in the fall
And fairy folk bustled about all round her
as flimsy and flighty as they could be
while red-gold leaves fell down upon her
in ceremonial nuptial
An autumn's ritual
and as nature's pretty confetti!
Yet autumn's august
for the wilting's
The willowy fairy
in gorgeous fallen maple leaves<br>
Playing hide 'n'seek with a brownie groom camouflaged in the heap.