Autumn’s Passion burns as gold
Undulating dreams of old,
Testing shades of nature’s art,
Untried patterns from her heart.
Mist, like cobwebs, frills the air,
Now heat within the day is rare.
Parts the sun and chills the night,
New moon illuminates the heights.
Soon the winds shall blow and moan,
So too those leaves from trees are flown,
Carpets laid for pleasured eye,
Our glorious myriad from on high.
Never shall a sweeter scene
Show life and death as this serene.
Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes, immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents. She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons. She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images. A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain. She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.