Fields of Gold

By 24th October 2016December 9th, 2019No Comments

When winter tightens in its hold
The trees cast off their leaves of gold
Where few in idle reverie go
The Dandy Line’s adrift with snow.
Beneath the star-illumined sky
Who’ll hear the rabbit’s stricken cry?
In the distance, a train is heard
The frost entraps a spider’s web
The birds grow muted in their song
Each moment seems a lifetime long…
The swift begin their homeward flight
A sickle-moon commands the night.
Days grow long and languorous now
Pink campion in the hedgerows flower.
Unfolding, slowly, as a dream
The sky has never lovelier been…
Intricate trace and pattern of the leaves
Whose textures would the artist please.
William’s Ghyll -is dappled with the sun
Young lovers with their dreams return.

Robert Carson

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