In spring time as they unfurl all soft and yellow green
new small leaves emerge, a wonder to be seen.
As the days lengthen the leaves change in size and hue
they becomes the green of summer all fresh and bright and new.
In fall the days grow shorter and the leaves they seem to know
that they must put on a pageant of colors before they go.
Autumn colors robust are such a lovely sight
red, orange and russet yellow
they fill us with delight,
and just before the snow falls the leaves must go away
as one by one they give up, they fall down to the ground
all crisp and papery dry, they've become a muddy brown.
We rake them up, cart them away, look up to the empty tree
and there behold little buds growing new leaves yet to be.