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Time Before Winter

September tries to convince herself,
Making pretend that she is really, truly,
A Summer month, albeit one of dying fire,
Holding at bay the chill of Autumn winds.

October plays temptress with her Duality;
Sun to warm the back of your flannel shirt,
With punkin' frosting nights, crisp and cold.
Air so clear it sears the throat like a glass of cider.

November comes dark, wet and gloomy.
An ancient harridan forced to bridal bed.
Chanting "fools, there's time before winter comes,
Still time enough for love."

December mutters in her sleep........

Copyright © William Kershaw

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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 2:05:00 PM
    I love this! The imagery is fantastic and the ideas are spot on. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 3:23:00 PM
    Outstanding write. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 12:36:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured.

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 9:28:00 AM
    enjoyed this insightful piece - well done!

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 12:38:00 PM
    I absolutely LOVED this piece, it was a great wonder to read through! I am definitely adding this marvel to my poetry fave collection. Thank you for this piece will, the ending of this poem was really great. A 7/7. Hope all is well with you. --Madison

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 12:19:00 PM
    What a beautiful day to sit and read poetry here at PoetrySoup. Please keep writing and sharing your poems with us. What a diverse group of poets we have here I am so happy you are one of us William. Have a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 10:07:00 PM
    love it, wonderful poem

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 8:48:00 PM
    love it, enjoyed your write..P.D.