Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OCTOBER CHANT, by MURIEL THURSTON LANCE



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OCTOBER CHANT, by            
First Line: Amber...Russet...Scarlet...Yellow
Last Line: Crimson... Amber... Russet... Gold.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


Amber... russet... scarlet... yellow,
Turn the leaves of larch and willow.
Grapes cling to the sagging vine,
Their jovial bellies tight with wine.
The tiny thuddings in the dusk
Are nuts soft-pushing from the husk
To lie in heaps among the mould --
Crimson... amber... russet... gold.





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