The Fall

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slipping in so quietly
with no coat to hang,
no boots stamp-stamping the ground,
I barely noticed until today,
this same brittle morning
you chose to announce your return.

a first mist asleep on car windows
rehearsing its winter's role,
as early signs of decay
crackle on earth's new carpet,
tired trees in muted shades
breathe damp infusions.

as autumn's shadows grow,
summer prepares to leave.

 

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autumnThe Fall

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Paul Waring

Fri 30th Dec 2016 22:52

Thank you Patricia and Stefan, I really appreciate your kind comments. Paul x

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 30th Dec 2016 22:44

(the image) dawn,breaking on an Autumn day.Beautiful time of day,and an equally beautiful time of year.

We enjoyed this poem very much Paul.

P&S xx

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Paul Waring

Fri 30th Dec 2016 16:32

Thanks so much Jeff and Natasha for your comments, glad you enjoyed these lines. My aim was to personalise autumn and describe its emergence in terms of summer ageing (hope it has worked!). Thanks again, Paul.

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Jeff

Fri 30th Dec 2016 13:20

Can almost smell the crisp autumnal air in this....love the lines below...really captures the image perfectly.

a first mist asleep on car windows
rehearsing its winter's role,
as early signs of decay

Jeff..

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