Lady Autumn…

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Fredrick Lord Leighton 1830

Hush ye winds
of August
Hush ye birds
of the bright open skies
Let dim the
rolling fields of green
and
be still the swaying daffodils
tender
let the light fall from
the heavens
dappled through wicker
and twinkling upon cool fountains
in these last humid days
as the wheat grows long
and ripens toward a
harvest moon
and the equal night
Hush ye sprites
and gay nymphs of the wood
harken for the sounds
of crunching litterfall
and bonfire evenings
and the echoing bark
of the crow
Hush
let her rest a bit longer
for My Lady sleeps
like frozen fire
she slumbers
and I will dote upon
her sweet and peaceful face
until she wakes
and the trees
wear her colors
once more

 

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31 Responses to Lady Autumn…

  1. Heartafire says:

    awesomely lovely!

  2. VictoryInTrouble says:

    Oh, Eric! I thought your muse left you but here she is, back to help you produce this beauty. Goodness! This is gorgeous!

  3. Rita says:

    Brilliantly beautiful ❤️

  4. Meg Sorick says:

    Sighs with contentment! So beautiful, Eric!

  5. Purpleanais says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Eric! There is such tenderness in your words, which reflect the lovely soul that you are ❤

  6. Souldiergirl says:

    ..and the trees wear her color! How gorgeous. I’m envious of this resting angel. You’re incredible dragonheart 💙

  7. Emily says:

    Amazing! I love “for My Lady sleeps like frozen fire” Wow! Beautiful, Eric. ❤

  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful Eric. You’re so blessed at writing poetry. You remind me a lot if Wordsworth in this poem. I love the image of Autumn, a lady frozen sleeping but filled with fire. And her lover doting on her until with her fire she awakes.

  9. Gorgeous imagery. And kind of…Shakespearean. #mast 💛

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