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Aftermath

Rating: 2.9

When the summer fields are mown,
When the birds are fledged and flown,
And the dry leaves strew the path;
With the falling of the snow,
With the cawing of the crow,
Once again the fields we mow
And gather in the aftermath.
Not the sweet, new grass with flowers
Is this harvesting of ours;
Not the upland clover bloom;

But the rowen mixed with weeds,
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Mahtab Bangalee 25 November 2020

summer fields, birds, snow, crow, poppy seeds harvesting and the aftermath all words are interlinked each to others. Nature changes itself thru the course of time; The harvest is the time when I reap what I sow and the aftermath is the consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant even. In this poem the snow falling, crow cawing and after harvesting time where people feel the scarcity of crops and grains with works. Very poignant poetic expression.

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 November 2020

But the rowen mixed with weeds, Tangled tufts from marsh and meads, Where the poppy drops its seeds In the silence and the gloom. Very poetic. tony

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Glen Kappy 25 November 2020

Looking on my yard right now, I can relate to Longfellow's description and feeling. -GK

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Deluke Muwanigwa 25 November 2020

Great rhyming without losing the plot and the flow

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M Asim Nehal 25 November 2020

And the cycle continues, how we repay to land is the question remains.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 25 November 2020

An excellent nature poem depicting the aftermath effects of seasons. A perfect classic poem.

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Savita Tyagi 25 November 2020

Such a beautiful poem of rhyme and rhythm. Imagery of it advances like an artist pondering on a deeper question of destiny where even after best of our efforts what we receive is controlled by destiny.

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Indira Renganathan 27 February 2017

Wonderful way of description....excellent and too good

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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 February 2017

Marvelous depiction of transition from one season to another along with the changes in nature's manifestations and the lovely rhythm of the flowing have made this poem exceptionally beautiful. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Kim Barney 27 February 2017

After math, I have English, then P.E., then history...

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