Escape August's veil

The summer's turned into autumn

by this August's sorcery.

It had wrapped the sun

in a dark blanket

and drained its warmth away.


Deceived by the cold breath

of August's treachery

nature has begun to go into lockdown.

Alas yesterday's colourful landscape

is now a wilting canvass.


I pray that the sun shall

soon escape from August's veil

its warmth to spread

and heal nature

before this summer comes to an end.

◄ Wild August

Floral dance ►


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Abdul Ahmad

Wed 2nd Sep 2020 09:42

Thank you for your comments John. Point taken. Appreciate the like.

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john short

Wed 2nd Sep 2020 00:27

Yes unfortunately we've had a rather sad end to the summer with endless rain. Drab august indeed. One observation: perhaps too many capital letters in your poem. Constructive criticism, I hope.😀

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Abdul Ahmad

Mon 31st Aug 2020 20:26

Stephen indeed the sun shall come out in September. Thank you for your generous comment and the like.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 31st Aug 2020 18:11

Lovely verbal images, Abdul. Yes, the sun will return in September. In the present circumstances, it has to.

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Abdul Ahmad

Sun 30th Aug 2020 08:09

kJ thank you for shining the your rays of optimism on the drab August that we have just experienced. Appreciate the encouraging like too.

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kJ Walker

Sun 30th Aug 2020 07:09

Beautifully written.
Don't despair, I think that we are going to have a heatwave in September.

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