Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Christopher Morley Poems

21. Six Weeks Old 4/20/2010
22. Scuttle, Scuttle, Little Roach 3/20/2012
23. Reading Aloud 4/20/2010
24. Our House 4/20/2010
25. Only a Matter of Time 4/20/2010
26. On Naming a House 4/20/2010
27. Inscription For A Grammar 1/13/2003
28. Hymn to the Dairymaids on Beacon Street 4/20/2010
29. Elegy Written in a Country Coal-Bin 4/20/2010
30. Dedication for a Fireplace 4/20/2010
31. Caught in the Undertow 4/20/2010
32. Burning Leaves, November 4/20/2010
33. Burning Leaves in Spring 4/20/2010
34. Ballade of a horoscope 10/24/2013
35. At the Mermaid Caffeteria 4/20/2010
36. Animal Crackers 4/20/2010

Burning Leaves in Spring

WHEN withered leaves are lost in flame
Their eddying gosts, a thin blue haze,
Blow through the thickets whence they came
On amberlucent autumn days.

The cool green woodland heart receives
Their dim, dissolving, phantom breath;
In young hereditaty leaves
They see their happy life-in-death.

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