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0103 These Late Autumn Days
MS (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0103 These Late Autumn Days

Poem By Michael Shepherd

these late autumn days
leaves fall like poems
green as new thoughts
yellow as wisdom
red as late summer love
brown as old speech
dry as the past

these late autumn days
old poets
look out at coming winter snowclouds
but hope like trees might hope, unknowing,
for a miracle of rebirth
beyond their dry boughs' reach
of words

new buds
green as
new songs

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A great story of Autumn days, and a painters dream. Lovely. Love Ernestine
Michael, this is wonderful! Gentle, like a snowfall, your words are perfect. Hugs to you, CJ


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