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JOSIE'S POEMS

Autumn Poems 

By Josie Whitehead

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View behind my home in West Yorkshire

WISHING YOU WERE HERE

By Josie Whitehead

Wishing You Were Here

Here’s wishing you were here:

 

Where aureate leaves are thrown to the wind;

Fluffy cream eiderdown clouds timidly appear

Over the smooth charcoal slated convent roof.

 

Wishing you were here, where fluttering leaves

Dance a fox-trot with the cool, teasing breeze

Reflecting their colours in the jade green lake . . .

 

And here, where branches of trees wave gently

As if conducting their invisible orchestras,

Soft raindrops sparkling as they kiss the pool.

 

Here, amidst late flowering roses and lavatera,

And violaceous faces of fading Michaelmas daisies,

Two well-fed ducks and moorhens turn homeward.

 

Here’s wishing you were here

   in my Yorkshire garden

          in the fading light of this

        autumnal day . . .   

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