Come The Autumn Rains – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Autumn wins you best by its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” Robert Browning

Come The Autumn Rains

Long days of weary heat
have baked us like 
kiln-fired earthenware,
the ground is dry, parched,
the spade creates shards,
powdery dust touches me in
ways I cannot speak,
come the autumn rains
the ground will surrender softly,
leaves will sleep into soil
stirring seeds of life,
and I will awaken.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, Gardening, life, poem, quote, seasons

11 responses to “Come The Autumn Rains – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very lovely Paul. That will be us in about 6 months, in the Northern Hemisphere.


  2. I love how this poem evokes your relationship with the land.


  3. Love this one, Paul, especially the soft surrender of the dry ground to autumn rains. We need some spring rains here!


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  5. lync56

    And I will go to sleep until spring awakens me😄


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