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Book 2 Page 22
Poets and Seasons
Of all the season’s, ‘autumn’ is the season that poets love best.
For poets love change.
They love to see things turned up side down.
For them, each leaf fallen is a new insight found.
They love to see ‘the old’ changing into the new.
They love to see the sky turn grey, from its usual blue.
Poets love to talk about death and also about ‘new’ life,
And it is the season of autumn that they find the greatest ‘symbolic cutting knife.’
For a poet; the other seasons are of only a slight concern,
for in autumn a poets thoughts like leaves; tumble and turn.
© Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au 26/4/99 email@example.com