The yellow birch-leaves shine like bright coins strung
On wands;

from Helen Hunt Jackson – A Calendar of Sonnets: September on Rap Genius

Meaning

The yellow-to-gold colour birchleaves have in September are symbolized by the reflecting and glistening elements of a golden(-like) coin. In the midst of the day it will bloom up the surroundings with its distinctive vivid colour similar to golden coins.

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