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First Line: The yellowed leaves are quiet, dusk is here
Last Line: Shipwrecked upon october's tawny shore.
Subject(s): Dusk; October

The yellowed leaves are quiet, dusk is here,
On wings that make no sound a bird goes by;
The day is drowsy and its end is near,
One brilliant star illumes the ebon sky.

The dying sun has set the west on fire,
A barking dog somewhere protests in vain,
A lonely cricket tunes his failing lyre,
The autumn twilight wakes an ancient pain.

A homesickness descends like choking mist,
A loneliness I never felt before --
A hunger of the heart, of lips unkissed --
Shipwrecked upon October's tawny shore.

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