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Farewell To Autumn
(1961 / Nigeria, West Africa)

Farewell To Autumn

Poem By Lucy Burrow

I watched the sun dance through the trees
Leaping and dancing
In the dying days of Autumn;
Dodging the cold and damp of winter...
As he stole silently across the land,
Seeking out her dying rays
With sinewy fingers.
I saw a tree aflame with red and gold
And as she danced upon it
I saw the jewels of morning dew,
Entwined in threads of silver...
Soon to be frozen.
I followed deer tracks on the earth,
Softened by the drenching rain
Into shady hollows...
Ferned and green
Against the darkened canopy.
I watched my breath follow where she danced,
Like smoke, twisting
In the gathering wind.
And I bid farewell to her
As she danced into the sunset....
Until Spring welcomes her home.

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Comments (4)

Every line speaks about Lucy's poetical sense to admire the nature. For example, 'I saw the jewels of morning dew, Entwined in threads of silver...'-what a wonderful choice of words, the morning dews in a silvery background! Lucy's imagination is very much high indeed!
Dear Lucy, This is a fine poem, The imagery is good, the content thoughtful and the mood is rich and genuine. Keep up the good work! Sandra Fowler
That Lucy is a winner! ! ! ! ! ! ! Sincerely Ernestine
the love of Nature always stirs me our home and refuge these words are vivid creating images real and true a fine poem