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Poem by Ernest Christopher Dowson


Autumnal


Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer's loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.

Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time's deceit.

Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.

Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night: awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees. 



Ernest Christopher Dowson

Poem Theme: Autumn

Ernest Christopher Dowson's other poems:
  1. Soli Cantare Periti Arcades
  2. Quid Non Supremus, Amantes?
  3. Villanelle of Marguerite's
  4. Epigram
  5. Vain Resolves


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Katharine Tynan Autumnal ("THE Autumn leaves are dying quietly")

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