Reap Leaves From Trees And Colours From The Sun: Chris Fewings

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O dank and darker days, as autumn falls,

in my bones the harbinger of Spring.

Reap leaves from trees and colours from the sun

and incubate winged seeds in soggy layers

of leafmould underfoot. My spirit soars

to think of fire blazing when the day

grows weakest, that its dying rays more dazzle

our eyes on the horizon, pierce the heart

of ancient stone, and fracture winter’s seal

to let the slowly lengthening days

awake the mind of earth from sleep.

[public domain]

Chris Fewings, my poet friend and collaborator on Lay Anglicana, has just written this poem. He has generously placed it in the public domain, which allows me to snap it up immediately for this blog. If you would like to read more by him, do visit his ‘Lines I Scribble‘ page.

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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5 Responses to Reap Leaves From Trees And Colours From The Sun: Chris Fewings

  1. As it’s in the public domain, anyone can adapt it for their own purposes!

  2. socialbridge says:

    Beautiful work. Thanks so much.

  3. Laura, you’ve copied it faithfully, but I must have meant to write this for the second line:

    be in my bones the harbinger of Spring.

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