Treasure Island

Will Barber

(1948 / TX)

Autumn Friends


We have a window, shared, upon the world,
And lift a hand to measure out the miles.
When grey clouds come, Autumn Friends smile:
Our hands clasp, if only by shared words.

A brief time upon the Earth is all we have;
Friendship, and Love, encompass our short lives
In golden chords and silver similes:
Such rare friendship answers more than prayers.

2009

Submitted: Monday, July 27, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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  • Luis Gil (12/9/2009 4:32:00 PM)

    These are words I needed to remember. This soft autumn tastes like raw winter to me.

    'Little as we are,
    we look through the same keyhole'

    I guess I just miss some friends. Thanks for the music, Will. (Report) Reply

  • Chuck Audette (9/16/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. Liked the interesting word choices (miles/smiles/similes) and your subject matter. -chuck (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/3/2009 8:53:00 AM)

    I find the flow of this beautiful poem is like Sandra Fowler's poetry with wonderful imagery.
    I think we writers enjoy communicating with friends with a pen and my grandmother wrote in my autograph book 'the way to have a friend is to be one' and I am sure your Autumn friends appreciate your friendship. 10 love Karin (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (7/28/2009 9:10:00 PM)

    Very graceful and eloquent. How well you understand
    the rare connection between letter friends.
    Beautiful write, Will.10/10 from me.

    Affectionately,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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