The Corner

Autumn

Autumn is the reflective season,

Its cast of light a major reason;

Another, the surcease of photosynthesis

That leaves green leaves in a splendid parenthesis

Of curtained colors that wondrously

Were always there, though we could not see

Those lustrous reds and glorious yellows concealed

Till death their patient beauty revealed.

— From the December 16, 2013, issue of National Review.

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