They laid the red carpet today.
No evergreen palm leaves;
Just the spent months of summer
Manufactured for storage
But sprinkled liberally,
Fresh, pristine and virginal
On an un-walked footpath,
To become the woodland carpet
Softening the tread,
Tinged with the russet of autumn
In nature's trick and treat.
Creation sanctified
Beautiful and silent,
Ready for All Hallows E'en.

Chislehurst Common

October 2015