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Before the First Snow

A cool nip in the air Fall is fast-approaching Katydids frantically chirping Fluffy clouds like sheep gather In the cobalt blue field of the sky Leaves are subtly turning gold Birds know it's time to go Before the first snow
written September 12, 2021

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Date: 9/14/2021 4:28:00 PM
Nice work, Milt. In my part of the UK it seems to have been autumn since June. What I don’t get, though… is now that it actually is autumn, why have I got a nest full of chicks in my garden? Weird!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2021 7:19:00 PM
That's a very good question, Terry. I'm going to give it some thought.
Date: 9/14/2021 1:05:00 AM
I have never heard of "Katydids" I read the book (what Katy did) many years ago. I enjoyed reading the verse very much.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2021 7:20:00 PM
I think in some parts of the world, Katydids are called "locusts." I don't know, but they are beautiful, interesting insects.
Date: 9/13/2021 2:00:00 AM
Lovely seasonal verse...Delice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2021 7:21:00 PM
Thanks so much Delice. I enjoyed your comment.
Date: 9/12/2021 12:39:00 PM
Apparently you are using an active imagination or your season is turning a lot faster than our seasons in Kansas. It feels and looks like mid-July here.
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Date: 9/12/2021 5:53:00 PM
Well, we definitely have the feel of fall in the air...at least when I wrote these verses. The next few days it is supposed to be really hot. I guess it is "Indian Summer." I forgot to ask my farmer friend about it. He knows.