Majestic Fall


Falling autumn leaves glide before my eyes

A colorful display of tree garment shedding

Cascading like a waterfall from the mountaintop

Making silent drops as they color empty ground

Tall trees used to be shades of verdant green

Now balding with the season age of time waiting

Giving way to the coming breath of white snow

Majestic fall of human shades bow to its rest


''A native of Seoul, South Korea, Sunhee Chung arrived in the U.S. in 1983. She is an artist and homemaker. At the Queens Library’s Elmhurst Adult Learning Center, she studies with teacher Jovito de la Paz. Michelle Johnston is the site adviser.