Our photograph is by the National Trust :>)


Lakeside sonnet

A yellow plane-tree leaf breaks off from trembling stem
   and flutters down to land upon the tranquil lake
in golden lighting, glistening like some Autumn gem
   amidst a mass of mallards, both the splendid drake
with head of mossy emerald and browny eyes
   and laughing duck with sapphire on her tawny wing,
a gaggle of the Branta geese with honking cries
   from blackest beaks, and finally the queen and king
of birds, a pen and cob, and silver cygnets six
   come sailing through the waters framed by turning trees
while singing of the season in their snorts and clicks,
   their feathers rustling in the late September breeze;
we shall return, we vow, to see the Springtime bloom
if Fate permits us this; yes, we'll return to Croome.




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Written on 2018-11-26 at 19:52

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Delightful! I felt as if I'd come along.
2018-11-27


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
we're wondering where such appreciation of nature comes from, if Mr. and Mrs. T, FT's parents, took her to quiet places to listen, and look, and be still.
2018-11-27