One bright autumn day
I strolled along a waterway
Where the river curved and meandered
As contently, I walked and wandered.
Although shallow and quite low
Beneath the sun’s brilliant halo,
The stream displayed a calm vivid blue
As hardly a current rippled through;
Nature’s own reflective looking glass
Embedded between rocks and rust tinted grass.
And lo! An amazing glistening surprise
That met my wandering eyes;
As I peered across the aqua blue stream
to see a cluster of vibrant gold trees
Standing poised as their finely dressed branches hover
Over the tranquil and ever gentle river
Which mirrored in glorious reflection
A scene of equal and brilliant perfection
Of the trees crowned in leafy gold majesty
Glimmering in the water below my feet.
Such was the scene of blazing autumn gold
For my eyes and memory to grasp and behold.
I slowly continued my contemplative trek to the path’s end
And reluctantly turned around to walk back homeagain.
And as I retraced my strolling steps,
I intently gazed so that I wouldn’t soon forget
This grand gift provided by peaceful nature;
A wondrous stroll along the Golden River.