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Poem by Thomas Hardy

Last Week in October

The trees are undressing, and fling in many places Ц
On the gray road, the roof, the window-sill Ц
Their radiant robes and ribbons and yellow laces;
A leaf each second so is flung at will,
Here, there, another and another, still and still.

A spiderТs web has caught one while downcoming,
That stays there dangling when the rest pass on;
Like a suspended criminal hangs he, mumming
In golden garb, while one yet green, high yon,
Trembles, as fearing such a fate for himself anon.

Thomas Hardy

Poem Themes: Autumn, Seasons

Thomas Hardy's other poems:
  1. Long Plighted
  2. Thoughts at Midnight
  3. Song to an Old Burden
  4. Her Second Husband Hears Her Story
  5. Zermatt: To the Matterhorn

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