Saturday, 15 June 2013

Autumn, Season of Silences

When barely spring here in the UK, it is already autumn in some parts of the world. An Australian reader living and working in London ‘and feeling homesick’ asked for an autumn poem. [I lived in Australia once, a long time ago, and would love to go back as fate had it in for me and I wasn't able to stay as long as I planned, Sadly, the travel insurance due to my prostate cancer is prohibitive so I suspect I never will.]


One long, lovely summer
once I spent with you
till fallen angels broke cover;
enter autumn, on cue

Our time together near over,
we were as leaves
on a grieving sycamore
falling like tears

Drifting, piling on a grave
of broken promises
all the love we’ll never have
for all our kisses

Saddest of autumn dreams,
unspoken poems

Copyright R. N. Taber 2004

[Note: This poem was first published in an anthology, Shades of Autumn, Anchor Books [Forward Press] 2004 and subsequently in A Feeling for the Quickness of Time by R. N. Taber, Assembly Books, 2005]

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