Theodora (Theo) Onken

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(((A Summer Elegy))) - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

</>The flowers are now shattered
Their thorns bleed the rose
A Basket full of withered Daisies
Where the wild sunflower still grows;

'Tis a backfall of listless last days
Oh, the grey simply swallows you
Gone are the blistering days of Summer
As Autumns amber breaks in anew;

The shadows growing e'er longer
Gold and russet leaves fly away
Surounded by temporary graves for the Tulip
No where for the Meadow Lark to play;

The morn ' air carries its crispness
While the dew, too soon, becomes frost
Woeful cries stir from all of Nature
In mourning, for Summer Days, now lost;

November 2,2011

By: Theodora Onken

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 15, 2011

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