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Anticipation

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'Coming events cast their shadow before.'

I had a vision in the summer light—
Sorrow was in it, and my inward sight
Ached with sad images. The touch of tears
Gushed down my cheeks:—the figured woes of years
Casting their shadows across sunny hours.
Oh, there was nothing sorrowful in flowers
Wooing the glances of an April sun,
Or apple blossoms opening one by one

Their crimson bosoms—or the twittered words
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Bernard F. Asuncion 20 December 2016

I had a vision in the summer light— Sorrow was in it, and my inward sight........... Sad poem.......

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Savita Tyagi 20 December 2016

Amazing poem of intense sensitivity. It is true some time sadness mysteriously takes over even when everything around is joyful. One has to be very keen observant to feel that premonition.

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M Asim Nehal 20 December 2016

Nature's beauty nicely put together....A wonderful poem to read.

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Tom Allport 20 December 2016

remembering that good is all around us but it doesn't last, nothing lasts forever?

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Rajnish Manga 20 December 2016

Lovely poem with an enchanting narrative reflecting deep emotions interspersed with scenes of a resplendent nature all around. Thanks for sharing. apple blossoms opening one by one And warbled sentences of merry birds; — Till eyes, and lips, and smiles, were all no more!

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Edward Kofi Louis 20 December 2016

Blossoms. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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