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By Josie Whitehead

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WE KNEW SHE'D ARRIVED

By Josie Whitehead

We Knew She'd Arrived

We knew she’d arrived when the leaves turned to gold;
We knew she’d arrived when the wind became cold;
     We knew she’d arrived when the apples turned red
     And a carpet of leaves made a colourful bed.

Yes, we knew she'd arrived by this colourful blaze
And also, of course, by the shortening days -
     But when Autumn arrives, with her warm cheerful smile,
     All too soon winter follows with stealth and with guile.

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