Thieving Autumn -Stoneygate

Thieving autumn steals the colour from the sky
And paints the leaves in lavish shades of gold and red
Thieving autumn robs the hours from the days
She draws the heat away and sends a steady rain.

Just like her sister Winter
With her icy fingers
She strips the leaves from the trees with surprising ease
She stirs up whirlpools of leaves
Bends the trees on a whim
Catches dandelion umbrellas
And blows them away, like a kiss

Thieving autumn with her dancing eyes and hair
Feeds the birds with stolen berries red and sweet
Thieving Autumn hides the acorns in the lawn
And fills her cheeks with tasty treats and sumptuous feasts

Just like her sister Winter
With her icy fingers
She makes it freeze when she breathes, with the spell she weaves.
With a wave of her sleeve, she’s the queen of intrigue
Her mercurial moods darken the sky and cover the nights with mystery

Thieving Autumn shrouds the fields in morning mists
And plants the seeds for tiny fronds of frost to grow
Thieving autumn holds the golden sun to ransom
Steals his strength and conjures stormy winds to blow

Just like her sister Winter
With her icy fingers
She wants to hypnotise the world and send it to sleep
She breathes the coolest breeze
Sways the trees till they creak
Dances with leaves, she’ll do as she’ll please
Totally free

Thieving Autumn -Stoneygate