Michael Shepherd

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0103 These Late Autumn Days - Poem by Michael Shepherd

these late autumn days
leaves fall like poems
green as new thoughts
yellow as wisdom
red as late summer love
brown as old speech
dry as the past

these late autumn days
old poets
look out at coming winter snowclouds
but hope like trees might hope, unknowing,
for a miracle of rebirth
beyond their dry boughs' reach
of words

new buds
green as
new songs

Comments about 0103 These Late Autumn Days by Michael Shepherd

  • Ernestine Northover (11/24/2005 2:57:00 PM)

    A great story of Autumn days, and a painters dream. Lovely. Love Ernestine (Report) Reply

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  • Cj Heck (11/24/2005 10:07:00 AM)

    Michael, this is wonderful! Gentle, like a snowfall, your words are perfect.
    Hugs to you,
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 24, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006

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