Lucy Burrow

Rookie - 40 Points (1961 / Nigeria, West Africa)

Farewell To Autumn - Poem by Lucy Burrow

I watched the sun dance through the trees
Leaping and dancing
In the dying days of Autumn;
Dodging the cold and damp of winter...
As he stole silently across the land,
Seeking out her dying rays
With sinewy fingers.
I saw a tree aflame with red and gold
And as she danced upon it
I saw the jewels of morning dew,
Entwined in threads of silver...
Soon to be frozen.
I followed deer tracks on the earth,
Softened by the drenching rain
Into shady hollows...
Ferned and green
Against the darkened canopy.
I watched my breath follow where she danced,
Like smoke, twisting
In the gathering wind.
And I bid farewell to her
As she danced into the sunset....
Until Spring welcomes her home.


Comments about Farewell To Autumn by Lucy Burrow

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (11/30/2005 7:35:00 PM)


    Every line speaks about Lucy's poetical sense to admire the nature. For example, 'I saw the jewels of morning dew, Entwined in threads of silver...'-what a wonderful choice of words, the morning dews in a silvery background! Lucy's imagination is very much high indeed! (Report) Reply

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  • (11/11/2005 9:48:00 PM)


    Dear Lucy,
    This is a fine poem, The imagery is good, the content thoughtful and the mood is rich and genuine. Keep up the good work! Sandra Fowler
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  • Ernestine Northover (11/7/2005 2:45:00 PM)


    That Lucy is a winner! ! ! ! ! ! ! Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • (11/6/2005 7:01:00 PM)


    the love of Nature
    always stirs me
    our home and refuge
    these words are vivid creating images real and true
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 6, 2005



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