Autumn (Haikus)

Jezabel under her apple tree among the leaves on her walk during her last Autumn

Green leaves turn to gold,
from crimson to russet brown,
until they gently fall.

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A Sestina about May

My favourite day is the first of May
when our naked trees sprout their lime green leaves,
Magnolias come bursting into blossom,
down stone walls tumble Aubretia cushions,
motor mowers pass manicuring grass,
and we listen long to evening bird song.

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