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End of Summer

I love a bit of poetry ... I think I've said that before!

END OF SUMMER - STANLEY KUNITZSo today I just want to share a seasonal poem with you!

This is from the pen of the award winning American poet Stanley Kunitz, who twice in his lifetime held the post of  Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.

It's at times like this, when the weather is turning, when there's a definite sense of change in the air, that I wish I could write poetry like this.

That idea that the weather and the world around me is able to change my mood is something that I KNOW but ... can I write it like this? 

... and I knew that part of my life was over ....

What a sentiment!

It's something I think we've all experienced, that moment in time when we knew we were at the parting of the ways! 

But oh to be able to express it like this!

Maybe I should read more poetry like this to inspire me.

Maybe I should practice my poetry a bit more, but I promise ... unless I feel that it's worth sharing with the world, it will remain just mine own.

Instead, I'll just keep writing prose  ...  I think I can do that, anyway!

As summer disappears over the horizon and autumn creeps up on me, I am determined to continue to look around, breathe in the air of change and of life and nature, and be inspired to create words which mean something to me, if not to anyone else.

Have a great day everyone!

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