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Poetry by Robert Stone: When Cool September

When cool September
Some lines of verse from 53 years ago by Robert Stone
When cool September with his first chill breeze
Has left the leaves but loosely on the trees
To patiently await the winds to come --
The stronger, sharper, colder winds which drum
Incessantly upon the withered leaves
Until the last most stubborn leaf receives
A blast of air which tasks too much its power
To hold unto its branch another hour.

Some old verse of mine to welcome September: - July 3, 1959
These lines were written in imitation of Geoffrey Chaucer's style: "Whan that Aprille with his shoores soote" -- opening line of The Canterbury Tales - Robert Stone

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