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Autumn Light in Derbyshire

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I wrote this poem on 26 October 2020. It is a reflection about Autumn and nature in Derbyshire or across the globe.

Dark skies lurked to press upon 'em To Autumn they succumbed Trying to change was superfluous By twilight, the hills were overcome Fingertips of trees reached upward Hoping to prick the clouds Windy spirits then flew upward It was heartfelt and profound A kindhearted spirit disappeared Beckoning the leaves to glow They could not refuse adherence When down came the shadow Rain embraced green hills abruptly Drizzling its dainty fingers Across grasslands prematurely Where puddles would linger Dancing like the deities Of pagans long ago Nature shared its transiency And shone itself aglow Autumn carried its winds above Not knowing what to think About nature's labour of love To which humans are linked The night solemnly awaited Dusk's passage to morning The course of time was fated For Derbyshire's adornment Animated eastern midlands And the good people there Enchantment set them free Whilst Autumn filled the air With colourful leaves everywhere The Autumn brings them joy Loving hearts are found in the square Bright new daylight galore!

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Date: 12/10/2020 12:34:00 PM
This is lovely, so enjoyed reading!
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Date: 12/10/2020 12:33:00 PM
This is lovely, so enjoyed reading!
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Date: 12/7/2020 5:19:00 AM
Lovely painterly poem about Autumn in Derbyshire, Laura. Love the idea of the kindhearted spirit, I like to put spirits into my writing. // Barry
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Date: 11/23/2020 11:47:00 AM
I've never read a finer poem about Autumn. Very beautiful, Laura! :) ~William
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Date: 10/26/2020 11:40:00 AM
Lovely poem; I only recall the frigid winds! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 10/26/2020 6:07:00 AM
what gorgeous tribute with your super autumnal imagery - I was drawn in by the title as i spent my childhood in Derby, used to love going out to the youth hostels in the peak district, it is a stunning area:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/26/2020 4:48:00 AM
A lovely tribute to nature, even though here in England Spring morphed into Autumn without so much as a nod from Summer, Autumn still flaunts all her glorious colours, and your poem sums it up very well. Regards Bill.
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