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  • Autumn Days

    From The Times Dispatch, October 1, 1914. By George West Diehl.

    The breath of autumn is sighing
        Through the trees,
    Whispering softly, “Summer’s dying,”
        To the leaves.
    And they beneath his frosty kiss
    Are blushing in their happy bliss,
        In the breeze.

    Now in the woodland depths is heard
        Foxes’ tread,
    And the cry of a winging bird
    A blue haze o’er the landscape lies
    Stretching to where the mountains rise
        Far ahead.

    Beneath the leaning trees, silver gray
    The brooklet murmurs on its way
        By green shore.
    High above in the cloudless sky
    Legions of leaves go whirling by
        In full corps.