NPM 2019–Autumnal Paint Chips

This morning I listened to the spring peepers before the sun rose, and pulled four paint chip colors that turned my thoughts to fall: Mystical Shade, Surprise Amber, Autumnal, and Summer Day.

What mystical shade marks the shift
from summer day to autumnal eve?
Is there a surprise amber
that stealthily permeates leaves,
tints the tips of tallest trees,
then tilts the balance
toward wintry breeze?

©Molly Hogan, 2019 (rough draft)

2 thoughts on “NPM 2019–Autumnal Paint Chips

  1. margaretsmn says:

    I always question how nature knows to change season. The trees know before we do. They change color. This is a lovely color-filled question poem.

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