Saturday, September 22, 2018

Happy Fall

The rustling of leaves under the feet in woods and under
The crumpling of cat-ice and snow down wood-rides,
   narrow lanes and every street causeway;
Rustling through a wood or rather rushing, while the wind
   halloos in the oak-toop like thunder;
The rustle of birds' wings startled from their nests or flying
   unseen into the bushes;
The whizzing of larger birds overhead in a wood, such as
   crows, puddocks, buzzards;
The trample of robins and woodlarks on the brown leaves.
   and the patter of squirrels on the green moss;
The fall of an acorn on the ground, the pattering of nuts on
   the hazel branches as they fall from ripeness;
The flirt of the groundwork's wing from the stubbles -
   how sweet such pictures on dewy mornings, when the 
dew flashes from its brown feathers.

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