Friday, August 24, 2012

August's Farewell Song




August plays its farewell lay
In chords of minor key
It ripples in the willow-sway
A wistful melody

August plays its parting hymn
In golden-petal tears
As summer’s strain begins to dim
Before it disappears

August plays its farewell song
A dusty-sweet caress
In notes wrought by the cricket-throng
And vesper-spangled tress

August plays its farewell tune
In sultry-somber sigh
It drifts across the languid noon
In preludes to good-bye

© Janet Martin

On this summer's final August week-end, can you hear it?

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