The autumn skies were like a dream
They filtered past in style supreme
Mirages drifting swiftly by
Such beauty poised in nighttime sky.
The stars all seemed to lose their place
Not one alone did shine their face
I looked above, the throbbing moon
Kept winking her half-eye too soon.
So in and out her light would go
Enchanting but I could not know
While wandering across the sky
That nights grew cold and crisp and dry.
This jumbled quilt of cotton clouds
Were gathering in random crowds,
I looked again there o’er my head
How may I touch, my senses said.
It caught my breath within my throat
I felt my heart begin to float
I thought perhaps that I might die
The world around came rushing by.
While watching here my brain grew numb
Impoverished and overcome
The wind was brisk the air inclined
To force the thoughts within my mind
Imprinted on my inner eye
To join those clouds still sifting by !