Halting Fall Sonnet

I dared to roar back at the bullying wind,
Shaming it for ripping off beautiful leaves,
And it seemed God’s powers heard me and grinned;
(Great joys may fall on a man who believes.)
The roaring wind faded, and clouds also
Melted and shredded as skies became blue,
And sweet calm fell setting bright forests aglow
As the sun also fell and peacefulness grew.
What a sunset! And then, what a moonlit night
With the only sound falling nuts! Then, still dawn
Stunning, for, as first beams struck leaves with light,
Leaves fell without wind, halting my first yawn
With quiet, crisp cascades. Then I too grinned
Seeing leaves must fall, with or without wind.

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