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For all daylight hours of this magical season
I lingered along the edge of a lake and
Was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves
And all sounds are as crisp as autumn air.
The leaves fall and the wind blows
Pastures smell with uneaten placentas
The lovely autumn days, the new mown hay.
Pigeon in the morn, cuckoo in the noon,
Corncrake in the eve, the wasps in the jam
The smell of gorse, the look of the gorse.

Apples falling, children walking on leaves
Larch turning brown, the chestnuts falling
Winds howling, the sea breaking over the pier
The milkweed pods are breaking and
Bits of silken down floating on breeze
I stood for a while under autumn tree
The cripple wind moved among the leaves
Voices of the insects, deer by the fence
This autumn dusk has brought me tears.

January 4, 2015
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Third Place win

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Date: 1/11/2015 9:26:00 PM
Dr Ram, congratulations on your Awesome Season win. ~LINDA~
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Date: 1/10/2015 12:18:00 PM
Dr. Ram, a lovely, vivid dipection of amazing Autumn! Congrats on this win my friend!
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Date: 1/7/2015 2:04:00 PM
The last line makes a massive difference, well, certainly to me as Autumn is my favourite season. Wishing you and yours a Healthy 2015 Sir, James :)
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Date: 1/7/2015 12:46:00 PM
Very descriptive and expressive work with a touch of emotion maybe that it is the autumn of life..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
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Date: 1/6/2015 8:38:00 PM
A beautiful discriptive write, Dr. Mehta, congratulations on your win and a 7
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Date: 1/6/2015 6:12:00 PM
Oh my. my, I love YOURS better than mine!! a 7 & a fav Congrad's on your win. Light & love
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Date: 1/6/2015 2:41:00 AM
Wonderful on Autumn Dr. Ram! Congrats on huge win!
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Date: 1/5/2015 10:38:00 PM
Great write and win Dr Ram...congrats
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Date: 1/5/2015 8:02:00 PM
Dr. Ram, you painted images in my mind just now with your powerful pen!
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Date: 1/5/2015 3:46:00 PM
A stunning poem by a masterful poet. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 1/5/2015 1:50:00 PM
Tears for the great beauty, i am thinking. You displayed autumn gloriously, Dr. Ram! I see this has a win. Congratulations.
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Date: 1/5/2015 1:38:00 PM
Hi Dr. Ram, congratulations on your win for your beautiful poem about Autumn. It is so full of outstanding imagery. Sandra
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Date: 1/5/2015 12:27:00 PM
Dr. Ram, this is such a wonderful personification of Autumn with outstanding imagery! Congratulations on a well-deserved win! All the best to you. Pandita.
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Date: 1/5/2015 11:23:00 AM
Wow... you have packed so many images within your lines my senses are in Autumn overload. Wonderful !!! I'm there !! Congrats on your win !!
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Date: 1/5/2015 8:22:00 AM
nice imagery Ram congrats on win hugs
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Dr.Ram Mehta
Date: 1/5/2015 9:09:00 AM
Thanks, Shadow
Date: 1/5/2015 7:52:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats Dr Mehta:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/5/2015 1:17:00 AM
such a beautiful descriptive write - good luck in the contest:-) Hugs Jan xx
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