The trees are lining the countryside with all kinds of gold treasure right now and how beautiful it is.
The reference here to Daphne is apt. Daphne in Greek mythology was turned into a laurel tree with
the help of her father to hide from the unwanted pursuit of Apollo. What a gorgeous image and
sentiment it is here, expressing a deep love and connection to the season.
October (from The Months) - Linda Pastan
again. I feel
like Daphne, standing
with my arms
to the season,
by color, crowned
with the hammered gold