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Old 09-23-2016, 04:14 PM
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Fall Leaves

The brighter they are
the faster they fail.

The higher they are
the farther they fall.

The fewer they are
the faster they fall.

The darker they are
the fiercer they flame.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:23 AM
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This Time of Year

Fall leaves. Frost comes.
The Road Not Taken's traffic hums.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:43 PM
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Exactly so, Julie,

What’s a fall without a Frost,
his road to take when we are lost?

And

When frost is on the pumpkin
the kin of pump are ripenin’.

&

When frost is on the punkin
the kin of pun are punnin'.
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:25 PM
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Leaves falling
are appalling.
I can't muster
cheer for bluster.
Birds depart,
it breaks my heart.
Summer ceases,
joy decreases.
Daylight shrinks.
Autumn stinks.

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Old 09-24-2016, 05:55 PM
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The Conspiracy: Illuminati Illumination

This one is true that Keats let fall:
The reason Sol has gone AWAL
Is he conspired with Autumn, yes!
If just to offer sunlight less;
Both are successful in their mission,
And form with clouds a coalition.

Mr. Killjoy


I have to hear such high-flown praise for Autumn,
Heights on heights pile to lengthen my rock-bottom.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:29 AM
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Rogerbob -
night shrinks? Distance tells.
On this side of the pond,
it swells.
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Autumn is icumen in

Autumn is icumen in
Lhude sing twittwu
Shrinkeț sed
and dieț med
and fallț țe wde nu
Sing twittwu
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:50 PM
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Bereavements

When fall winds tear and twist sere leaves,
those falling leaves leave trees bereft.
Summer plumps up fleshy leaves
too soon transformed to severed leaves
falling like tears. The shriveled leaves
are drained of green and gold. Bereft.
When fall winds tear and scatter leaves,
those fallen leaves leave me bereft.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:51 PM
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It is the autumn of the year,
The geese above are southward flying;
Election day is drawing near,
And politicians still are lying.
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:28 PM
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Douglas, ain’t it the truth!?


Acquainted with the Kite

after Frost, Schulz, Charlie Brown and Dante

I have been one acquainted with the kite.
I have exposed it to the wind and rain.
I have released my kite to errant flight.

I have relaxed fall flights near Lovers’ Lane.
I let it swoop near Lucy on our street
And looked away, expecting she’d complain.

It had annoyed some birds, who sang Defeat!
But I heard Marcie’s sigh and Snoopy’s cry.
And Pigpen’s: Do it, Chaz. Don’t get beat.

Make your gnarly marks up in the sky.
I let my paper kite rise out of sight
When Franklin shouted: Charlie, fly it high—

Kite-Eating Trees will always bite for spite!
I have been one acquainted with the kite.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...acquainted-wit


(Aside: That stilted column of I’s, and its repetitions elsewhere, along with all those end-stopped lines, make me suspect Frost isn’t crazy about N’s overly formalized egocentricity—as in, “Who in hell hasn’t been acquainted with the night!” Plus that evasive “time was neither wrong nor right”! Closing a neat, if not vicious, circle, arc-welded by the echoing rhymes of start and finish. I don’t buy that Frost himself was much depressed, but rather clever, as usual, in a roundabout way.)
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