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FAREWELL TO AUTUMN, by            
First Line: Mother autumn! Do not go!
Last Line: I loved you so . . .
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


Mother Autumn! Do not go!

But, come, and let us lie beneath this burnished tree
Where swings a blood-red vine;
Then let us count the golden balls upon the mountain ash.
And let us drink the tingling wine
That feeds these purple clusters;
And let me keep your warm breath on my cheek,
Mother mine.

The ghost vine swings in barren tree;
Grey night crouches low.

O, let me close this heavy gate
Against those leaden clouds.
They march as armies lead by traitor grim --
Or Death . . .
Mother Autumn! Do not go!

I loved you so . . .





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