wine - colored chrysanthemums.
And wine. Beautiful!
~ Autumn Haiku by Burnetta, Karen & Kitti ~
from "The Golden Flower"
from The Complete Poetical Works
of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809 - 94)
Soft was the violet's vernal hue,
Fresh was the rose's morning red,
Full-orbed the stately dahlia grew,--
All gone! their short-lived splendors shed.
The shadows, lengthening, stretch at noon;
The fields are stripped, the groves are dumb;
The frost-flowers greet the icy moon,-- *
Then blooms the bright chrysanthemum.
*Coming soon to a night sky near you . . . The Full Hunter's Moon