by Carolyn Shultz  |  24 September 2018  |

The trees go gaudy into that good night.
Like rivals at a costume ball,
They flaunt their reds and golds
Till. . .
Drunk with beauty
We can bear to watch them die.

Carolyn Shultz is Professor Emerita of English at Walla Walla University, where she taught for 35 years.  She lives in College Place, WA and enjoys all the free time she has for reading.

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