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Read Poems by Gerard Keogh

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October Brings No Rest For These

Emerald etchings are given birth 
to bask their lives in summer's sun, 
until brushing brutal winters cheek, 
They cower yellow; brown undone. 
Swirling down onto concrete pyres, 
They somersault to a random grave. 
The earth lays claim to copper corpses 
But the winter wind is a cunning knave. 
It finds and flips the fallen fibers, 
then flings them crisply to the street. 
The failing sheaves of burnt magenta, 
tossed like chaff from harvest wheat. 
Now strewn about with playful malice, 
and denied the resting place they crave, 
for the golden sun is a glint of amber, 
but the winter wind is a chilling knave.

Copyright © Gerard Keogh | Year Posted 2006


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  1. Date: 2/1/2012 11:13:00 AM

    I have truly enjoyed reading your poetry you have posted here at PoetrySoup. You are a very special poet and I wish you the best in your life and with your poetry. Two thumbs up to you Gerard. Love and best wishes always, Carol
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 11:52:00 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Gerard. Love and blessings, Carol
  1. Date: 3/29/2011 3:32:00 AM

    Written with the genius of those long-ago poet masters. SENSATIONAL! Gerard. Elaine
  1. Date: 3/28/2011 3:14:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured, gerard
  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:25:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Gerard. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 3/27/2011 5:01:00 PM

    Congrats Gerard on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. luv.. a great one to share with us all my friend with luv...
  1. Date: 7/16/2009 9:33:00 AM

    Gerard, where have you and your poetry gone. Please come back to PoetrySoup. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 5/30/2009 6:42:00 AM

    Dear Gerard, Such a picture you have painted with these words. A MASTERPIECE. lainie
  1. Date: 5/30/2009 2:13:00 AM

    Keep penning! Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week. Kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.
  1. Date: 5/26/2009 9:33:00 AM

    Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke
  1. Date: 5/26/2009 3:42:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 5/25/2009 2:01:00 PM

    Congrats on the re-feature. Vince
  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:43:00 AM

    Beautiful poem worhty to be featured, more power and success with your wirint endeavor. Ernilando
  1. Date: 5/24/2009 5:04:00 PM

    Interesting use of imagery for a creative view. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen