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Tuesday Night Ride 10/18


I’ve been dazzled these days as I go for a bike ride A crazy kaleidoscope covers each hillside But, wind rises, leaves fall, We cannot forestall This transition at all, But some consequences leave me quite satisfied Forest floor is afire, a blanket ablaze Such colors will never cease to amaze The carpeting covers the coarse corrugations Accentuating sensuality of earth’s undulations A scene we can savor through late autumn days

Each weave and wend brings new surprises

As darkness descends the moon rises Where the woods were once black, I am taken aback First a glimmer, a glimpse of the moon through the limbs A full treetop profile, in contrasting, stark style Etching exquisite patterns from just nature’s whims The autumn is fleeting, it goes by so fast Its splendor is glorious, but we know it won’t last Gather joy from all phases before they have passed. And gather joy from STAB’s Tuesday Night Ride through the fall fields and forests of Ascutney Trails, from the main trail head, 400 Ski Tow Rd. at 5:45.


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