Like a shadow …

Like a shadow Winter cleaves to Autumn

when nights lengthen and chill winds blow.

It strips the tawny raiment from the trees

into the furrows of the field in scattered leaves of bronze and gold.

Silhouettes stand bereft; barren, naked, cold.

In these melancholy thoughts of the year’s demise

I chase the shadow of the sun.

I find it lies beneath a flowery bank of foxglove bells

and in the remembered drowsy murmur of the bees

plundering ..

and in those memories warm with the scent of wild sage and sorrel I find a trace, a whisper, a fugitive gleam of Spring … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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4 Responses to Like a shadow …

  1. elbrigaking says:

    Nice poem, I didn’t understand whole of it because I’m french, but the sonorities are amazing!

    • atomsofstars says:

      Bonjour, Gabriel ….

      Welcome to my web-site. Thank you very much for calling by and taking the time to read and to comment so kindly on this poem.
      I’m pleased that you enjoyed it. If I can help you to understand it further I’ll be only too happy to assist 🙂

  2. empressalice says:

    Beautiful! I really enjoyed it. Thankyou! Stay true and search for beauty.

    • atomsofstars says:

      Good afternoon, empressalice,

      Welcome to my poetry blog. Thank you very much for reading and commenting on this poem. I’m delighted that these lines appealed to you and I’ll take your advice to heart 🙂

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