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I am a great admirer of English poetry from the time of Chaucer up until the middle of the twentieth century when it appeared to lose its way. I love all aspects of this planet but are sometimes sad when I think of what we are doing to it.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

AUTUMN



The year is turning once again
As rust and sand invade the leaves.
The sun rises in a veil of mist
And in pale skies birds turn to Africa.


I look out over these ochre trees
And remember their green loveliness.
Such a short while since I felt the first bud
And dreamed of coming sunkissed days.


The sun retreats, defeated, to the south,
Soon to hide behind the shadowed hills.
There is damp decay upon the winds
That hints of greater griefs that wait their call.


And I too look upon my own Autumn,
My own change from bursting bud to Fall.
And yet – beyond the ice and dark there is hope,
Hope for golden warmth again for the bud


And sunblest kisses once more for her and me.

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