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Poem by Mathilde Blind


Autumn Tints


Coral.coloured yew-berries
   Strew the garden ways,
Hollyhocks and sunflowers
   Make a dazzling blaze
   In these latter days.

Marigolds by cottage doors
   Flaunt their golden pride,
Crimson-punctured bramble leaves
   Dapple far and wide
   The green mountain-side.

Far away, on hilly slopes
   Where fleet rivulets run,
Miles on miles of tangled fern,
   Burnished by the sun,
   Glow a copper dun.

For the year that's on the wane,
   Gathering all its fire,
Flares up through the kindling world
   As, ere they expire,
   Flames leap high and higher.



Mathilde Blind


Mathilde Blind's other poems:
  1. Mourning Women
  2. The Hunter's Moon
  3. The Desert
  4. Perfect Union
  5. On a Forsaken Lark's Nest


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