Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OCTOBER, by JOHN BANISTER TABB

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First Line: Behold, the fleeting swallow
Last Line: Pursue the phantoms gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): October

Behold, the fleeting swallow
Forsakes the frosty air;
And leaves, alert to follow,
Are falling everywhere,
Like wounded birds, too weak
A distant clime to seek.

And soon, with silent pinions,
The fledglings of the north
From winter's wild dominions
Shall drift affrighted forth,
And, phantom-like, anon
Pursue the phantoms gone.

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