Autumn Leave – on a shivery eve –

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Autumn Leaves

– on a shivery eve –

As autumn leaves,
Shadows fall 
On a shivery eve,
While mind recalls
Obscuring shades,
I’m made to feel
While vista fades,
A summer’s peal
Nature betrays,
Once sun filled days…
Thus autumn leaves 
My soul behind,
A summer hostage
Of plead declined 
To keep alive
Fair weather skies,
And butterflies …
Soon winter’s blast 
Will cast a haze,
To chase the last
Of autumn days,
And scattered leaves	
When Frost said Jack, 
Will come awake 
In a world near grey,
To soon blustery wakes… 
Tho I’d turn back 
Fall season’s clock, 
Nature chose cold 
As its mortal mock,
To oblige Thanatos 
Who will now wrest,
Fall season’s soul 
As autumn leaves,
To soon make way		     	 
For a winter’s hold!
                      © Jean-Jacques Fourier  
     
Imagery - by MD    
Music - New York Jazz, Classics... 
Audio recital - Jean-Jacques Fournier

4 thoughts on “Autumn Leave – on a shivery eve –

  1. You have a gentle way of using words to transition between seasons. I especially appreciated how your remind us that we are intertwined within the ever-changing weather. Autumn leaves, “My soul behind…” And then “tho I’d turn back…”. Profound and invigorating…

  2. Thank you, Rebecca. Though somewhat long, this poem remains one of my favourites. Maybe because I was born in September, the Fall season. It is however difficult to write about four seasons, in just three or four lines. One day I may try to do so.

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