The Autumn Hollow……

Far down the Hillside
Where the muddy creek mixes
With Golden, Brown and Red leaves
There is a place where no one goes
And no one knows, Save the Trees

It’s told, in Ancient times,
In this season of Frost and Colors
The Dawn Mists were witness
To the meetings of Two Young Lovers

They met each morning
Beneath the Boughs of Oaks
Their names and hearts covered
and Hidden behind Their Cloaks

But their love was Wrong
Each had bid their lives unto Another
One to the Crown, One to the King
Oathed and  “Let no Man put Asunder”.

This Palace of Trees, This hanging Moss
It kept their Play a Secret
It was a place to store their wish
Where no Mortal Lock could Keep it.

Fools are Men but not All Men are Fools
Least of all The King
And muddy footprints and Autumn leaves
Sometimes to Flagstones, Cling

T’was a Frosty Morning, The Mist was there
The Oaks and The Maples stood by
And a Sellsword crouched on bended knee
With a Nocked Arrow set to fly

When the Lovers emerged and took their place
Upon this Natural Stage
An Arrow for One, an Arrow for Two
And an Assassin collects his wage

Ever Since, it is Said,
The Leaves only Turn Red
No more Golden or Brown
Can be Seen

Far down the Hillside
Where the muddy creek mixes
With Blood and Tears and Red leaves
There is a place where no one goes
And no one knows, Save the Trees

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About Eric

Writer/Plumber/Poet/Father/Gentleman/Romantic
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5 Responses to The Autumn Hollow……

  1. Larysia says:

    Hi Eric!

    This is lovely! I love the backdrop of fall in this tale, and the leaves turning forever red. I also adore how there’s another reason why no one ever goes to that secluded area now. I imagine the ghosts of your lovers haunting it quite forlornly.

    Wonderful!

    Larysia

  2. D. D. Syrdal says:

    This is lovely. Like an epic saga, reminded me of Tristan and Isolde 🙂

  3. rachel says:

    my new favorite. LOVE (all caps) this. 💘

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