John Scully

Rookie (19th October 1947 / London)

Of Shedded Leaves


When grasses wild
swept wide my wintery moor
and cool winds
gathered upon the air,
an hour-glass faraway
with weary grains
drew out my clouded dreams
slipping ever faster
in the soft smoke of timely day.
And even as the leaves withered
I sought still
to gather thoughts
of what and when and might have been.

Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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