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Autumn Middle Darkness

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Below is the poem entitled Autumn Middle Darkness which was written by poet William J. Jr. Atfield. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Autumn Middle Darkness

Middle Darkness

What has been – once was – a brilliant time.
This season was unable to delight / fill these eyes.
Old Man Autumn, had to fill in for Jack Frost,
painting Mother Natures verdure in washed-out hues.
Old Man Autumn, could no longer wait for Jack Frost’s,
hand to touch the core, the heart and leave his
multi coloured cloak to greet Old Man Winter.

Fact is, at the end days of October,
naked stood much of Mother Nature’s dress of foliage,
nothing much left of the canvas for Jack Frost, 
to paint his master piece upon, even if
he should have laid his rime all around,
had he come sooner to touch all that could
lay beneath his icy fingers, his cold stare.

This and other disappointments are all
that filled these old eyes, this tired mind
as this long, long, cold, black snake passed
beneath my heart, beneath my soul,
carried my spirit, mile upon mile,
from whence I came.
back to, from whence I came.

B. .J. “A” 2
November 10th 2007

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  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Hello William, I like the dressing of nature during the ends of October... a good story, and poem... about that snake... yikes... even the image made me quiver ... enjoyed~Linda

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    that I left there in September after frying the engine between Rochester and Syracuse New York,
    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 2/7/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning Linda : Although, not so much here, were I hang my hat. As always, Thank You Linda, for you continued support and precious feelings, expressed, about my stuff . Observations as I drove across the northern States, in two thousand and seven, from southern Ontario, to Vancouver British Columbia, after picking up my car,
    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 2/7/2013 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You have a Great Day Linda, it does get easier. I know just how heard it is for the heart to find solid ground upon which it can let go “ Hot and Cold ” if I interpret correctly ? Bill .