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In the Autumn of My Life

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In the Autumn of My Life

I walk through flames 
of autumn’s sweet refrain-

That break  beneath 
a weight  too much to bear-

Where I tread in solitude 
and mourning there-

Along a path  of maple trees
and scented air-

As I recall the life that 
we once shared-

And in these twilight hours 
I see the beauty of it all-

In every autumn leaf
That softly falls-

Author:  Elaine George

Awarded : 1st place in - Brian Strand's contest - A Choice of Form

Copyright © Elaine George

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  1. Date: 7/19/2015 7:14:00 AM
    I see you have been here a long time. It is nice to make your acquaintance. This is a lovely sad piece. Sorry for your loss, thankfully all loss is but a temporary pause when viewed from the perspective of an eternal spirit.

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    Date: 7/20/2015 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi, Richard. Yes! I have been here on-and-off almost from the start. I leave for periods of time when I am working on other writing projects, and recently while helping sell and close down my husband's business. If you are interested in reading my best poetry, type best poems by Elaine George in your search engine. Thank you again, Richard for your support. Sincerely, Elaine
  1. Date: 7/3/2011 11:32:00 AM
    lainie, this is a charm of a piece! congrats on your top award..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 10:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's "A Choice Of Form" contest Lainie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 7:16:00 AM
    Such a beauty this is! Congratulations, a 1st place for you, Elaine!!

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 4:16:00 AM
    Congrats Lainie on your first place win.. an awesome entry my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 2:13:00 PM
    Oh Elaine, this gave me the chills! All our memories cling on to every autumn leaf that changes colour. You have depicted nostalgia in such a beautiful way.... This is a breath taking poem and the discriptions are so wonderful... Thanks for sharing. Merry xmas darling! May your new year be filled with more blooming summer flowers and less autumn leaves :) Much love,, Maya

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 7:49:00 AM
    Darkly beautiful as is autumn. Hi, Elaine. Have a nice Thanksgiving. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 3:57:00 PM
    Yes, Elaine, in our autumn years, to be able to see the beauty of it all is a's not an easy road and many give up along the way..forgetting that there is more to life than we can ever imagine..we only have to find it! This is beautiful! I hope you are well, Elaine..GOd bless you always. Much love, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 8:44:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 11:02:00 AM
    Good afternoon Lainie. The weekend and half this week are gone and this is the first I have had a chance to read. Had so much drama in my life. Really feeling good reading poetry today. Glad yours was among them it has been so long my friend. I hope you will stay again. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 6:48:00 PM
    Very moving, Lainie. Thank you for stopping by and giving us a taste of great poetry again. You've been missed! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 3:19:00 PM
    Now I remember why you are missed sssoooo much, Elaine! The beauty of your poetry, is just part of the nice to see you here!!! This is just beautiful !! Hope you are back to stay awhile! :) you've been away too long!