Sunday, October 6, 2013

Where Did the Summer Go?

Where did the summer go?
The highlight of each year
Is gathered in the silent flow
Of gold and scarlet tear

The green-leaf of fair June
Trembles upon the limb
Where blue wind strums a fading tune
In Nature’s farewell hymn

Where did the summer go?
Oh, coveted abyss
Of wave-washed shore, clover-plateau
And morning’s mellow kiss

She disappeared while we
Absorbed in her romance
Of floral and sun chivalry
Harboured Time’s onward dance

When did the summer leave?
How did she shield her grief?
She fell beneath the weeping tree
In every little leaf

© Janet Martin

1 comment:

  1. Such a poignant farewell to summer.But it will be back soon.


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