Autumn in the Shenandoah: Haiku and Photos

Mountains in the rain
The orange leaves shine brightly
Under lowering skies

The painted ridges
Dancing with dappled sunlight
A spiraling hawk

Afternoon sunlight
The mountain striped with color
Clouds brush the high peaks

Lichen bearded rocks
Tumble down the mountain slope
Toward the dark hollow

Brown leaves settle on
The Appalachian Trail--
The afternoon chill

Cast on a mountain
The shadow of a mountain
Spreads beneath the sun

The rim of the sun
Drops below the mountain ridge
Neath the watching moon
October 24-25, 2009
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