Poetry by Jeff Green


The final day

by cricketjeff on September 29, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Today they say the Summer came to die
A final flood of soft September sun
The wisps of clouds that chased across the sky
Are harbingers of Autumn just begun

Tomorrow will be cold and grey, they say
October will walk in in winter coat
The final end to Summer’s briefest stay
These last few days a parenthetic note

There will be days of golden Autumn light
When new bronzed leaves will shine on every tree
With glorious mists that linger from the night
And apple pie, the taste of poetry

Too soon we’ll see the silver winter’s reign
Then spring can dawn and cricket come again!