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The Last Gold Leaf

The last gold leaf hangs on the bough;
summer is just a memory now.
You, too, have gone, my golden friend;
our summer days came to an end.

We said goodbye; our chapter closed.
How I will miss you no one knows.
On eagle wings you split the skies;
your spirit soared. You had to fly.

My earthbound soul will bear its grief
severed from you on mortal reef;
but returning from yonder shore,
your love in waves will wash me o'er.

You've gone before, my trusted love;
I wait behind, your mourning dove;
yet, from across the great divide
your voice to me in dreams confides.

No, I think not that dreams they are;
but communion of the near with far.
On such sweet songs I stake my claim
to know and love you once again.

Copyright, 1987, Faye Gibson

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 10/11/2015 5:14:00 AM
This poem soars in it beauty and majestic imagery Faye. I love it! #7 A fave for me!
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Date: 9/7/2015 10:02:00 PM
Faye.. A wonderful winning write, I salute you!
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Date: 9/1/2015 1:46:00 AM
Wonderful write with lovely images of nature and a superb win! Big congrats Faye!
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Date: 6/3/2014 11:43:00 PM
so close to nature, Faye. Like it. Mohan
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Date: 5/9/2014 6:41:00 AM
Hi Faye! I am genuinely touched by your poem. Especially the line: "T'is communion of the near and far." In my view poetry should touch the mind or heart of its reader. If it does, then it is a winner. And by that measure you indeed win! Hugs;)Sam
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Date: 5/8/2014 7:13:00 PM
Very nicely penned...congrats on your win
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Date: 5/8/2014 10:18:00 AM
Hi Faye, . Thank you so much for enjoying and supporting my "ANY POEM" contest...... Stop by my latest blog --Raindrops and roses-- if you'd like to receive a cute Congratulations. Wishing all winning poets a great day. Love Linda :-)
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Faye Gibson
Date: 5/8/2014 11:08:00 AM
Many, many thanks, Linda, for the selection of this poem in your contest. Much appreciated.