In this poem, I want to say "...is the cycle of fall foliage", but I'm not sure if meguri is a good choice. I do not want to use katakana.
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So I'm assuming you're trying to express the beautiful redness of 紅葉. In general, 巡り itself is a nice word that is suitable for poetry, but it's strongly associated with "cycling" (i.e. "red, blue, yellow, red, blue, ...", "north, south, north, south, ..." or "winter, spring, summer, fall, winter, ..."). 葉の巡り is not something we usually say, and it's unlikely to suggest 紅葉 because a red leaf never turns back to green. (秋の葉 suggests 紅葉 anyway, but 巡り kind of hinders such an interpretation.) If you want to suggest the color red without directly saying red, how about something like 色づく秋の葉 and 秋に染まる葉?