Autumn. short poem

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Halycon days in perennial Eden
Windblown leaves, sunbeam kissed
Slumbering Oaks in the autumn sun
Sprinkling their leaves one by one

As they fall like golden snow
Cooler breezes begin to blow
And soon the Oaks denuded stand
Like skeletons across the land

On bare roots branches lay strewn
Boughs break from autumn’s tune
Winter camouflages branches in snow
‘til Summer visits and leaves shall grow

Pots and tubs are planted
With winter loving plants
Little Robin treads the trees
And hops from branch to branch

Gnarled boughs of busy highways
Squirrels descending to their pantries
Cherished spoils in a myriad of pathways
Acorns abundant answer their forays

Daffodils are planted to herald in next spring
The swallow gone to warmer climes, now rests his weary wing
The sun is setting tiredly in a Technicolour sky
Halloween comes ‘round once more, bonfires and Pumpkin Pie

Scarecrow’s sleeping, looking thin
Crows are busy tucking in
Farmer flaps his arms in despair
Black clouds rising; Crows clawing air

Autumn leads us into winter
And prepares us for the cold
Imparting memories to cherish
And later be retold

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Marie Shine is a poet from Listowel, the literary capital of Ireland. She started her journey as a poet in 1965 with her first poem ‘Galway -v- Kerry’ published in a national newspaper 'The Evening Herald'. After that she wrote a number of poems which appeared in various magazines and newspapers across the globe, but her first collection of poetry 'My Potpourri of Poetry' was published in May 2011. Moreover, some of her poems have been anthologized in a book produced by 'The Just Write Group' called 'Hearth Song' and also in' The Ballydonoghue Journal' among others. She has also been the editor of A String of Words, a collection of poems of five poets. Her poetic talent was recognized in June 2005 when she came 2nd in The Dunlavin Arts Festival of Poetry and in July 2007 when she got 2nd position with her English poems in 'The Irish Christian Fellowship Association'. She is Editor of an online emagazine called 'Creation and Criticism'.
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