Saturday, September 24, 2011

September / Seranus


September

I                    
Birds that were gray in the green are black in the yellow.
Here where the green remains rocks one little fellow.

Quaker in gray, do you know that the green is going?
More than that — do you know that the yellow is showing?

II                    
Singer of songs, do you know that your youth is flying?
That Age will soon at the lock of your life be prying?


Lover of life, do you know that the brown is going?
More than that — do you know that the gray is showing?

~~~
Seranus
from Pine, Rose and Fleur De Lis, 1891.

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada, the United States, and the European Union]

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