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In a red and golden world whose sudden chill
Is packaged in brittle corn stalks
And icy ferns on windows,
I wander over hills whose tall grass
Is hard and thin enough
That it seems it must shatter.

My walking stick is still,
As still as the frosted branches of the trees
Of Winter, whose tang is in the air.
The cold wind blows over the grass,
Cruelly caressing my face
And toying with my hat.
But still the red and golden leaves hang tough,
Clinging feebly to the tips of their branches.

These are the last leaves of Autumn.


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Some things never change... some things do.



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The following comments are for "The Last Leaves of Autumn"
by TheNewStory

Love Autumn!
I love Autumn and cannot resist any poem that lets me visit it.

I especially liked:

packaged in brittle corn stalks
And icy ferns on windows

and:

whose tang is in the air

Thanks for posting.

Felicia

( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: February 2, 2005 )

personal message
Thanks for the message. Good luck over there, and we'll see you soon. Nothing new here.
Stick to email next time, you nut!

Icarus

( Posted by: Icarus [Member] On: February 18, 2005 )

One more day
of Autumn. The change in the seasons is what I've been writing about recently, so I especialy enjoyed this for selfish reasons.

Your observations are beautiful and the pause in the middle of the poem is very nice. It allowed me to catch up to you and see what you see. Nicely done. -Philo

( Posted by: Philo [Member] On: February 18, 2005 )





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