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AUTUMN WOODS, by                    
First Line: The autumn woods in late october vie
Last Line: Of color softened by warm sunset light.
Subject(s): Autumn; Forests; Seasons; Fall; Woods

The autumn woods in late October vie
In warmth and glowing colors with the rare
And costly art at Nature's Annual Fair,
As if to charm each vagrant passer-by;
The Master Hand had lavished all His dye --
Bright crimson, ochre, scarlet without care,
Then toned them down with haze of balmy air
To harmonize with gold-tinged sunset sky.

Some love the flowers that fair Spring adorn,
With joyful youth and promise holding sway,
And others yet the Summer's garish might,
But I, the fruits from Autumn's well-filled horn --
Life consummated by a rich array
Of color softened by warm sunset light.

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