As the autumn leaves set fire to the sky
the garden now begins to fade away.
A tale that tells of summer drawing nigh,
kids back in school, no longer out to play.
Amongst the dying vines of summertime
fall and winter treasures speckle the earth.
The vision of these is simply sublime;
it's hard for me to even count their worth.
Pumpkins! Fall's best-known squash for making pie.
Green acorn squash! Less known, but oh! So pretty!
But of all the squash, you I can't deny;
Butternut, to you I sing this diddy.