Preparing for Winter and Spring by Damian Robin The Society December 21, 2013 Falun Dafa, Poetry An English Autumn’s Coming Indoors, a crisp leaf skates on smooth floorboards, gunned by silent puffs from our gapped doorway – A fragile scout in advance of damp hoards soon to glut local pavements and roadsides with the soaked, soft sprawl of urban decay. Winter Weight–A Present Hallowe’en Keep close; after what’s fallen has rotted: the cold—old feelings that dropped forgotten— the stony dead loss that was put to bed and warmed a little—begins to rise unbroken in black and Christmas-caked with crumbed earth human beings are stitched with fixed grins screen-printed to party for all they’re worth not knowing what this mimicking begins a close. After what’s fallen has rotted. A cold. Good feeling lost, unspoken. A dead loss. Beaten. Put to bed. The Soul, bandaged, laughed at, left for dead. The Last or First Season A Being Beyond Belief makes a stir, The Cosmos lit by His Ability. Multi-sunned choirs inspire the air, peel earth’s walls to take The Light To Be while Others fall beside eternity. Damian Robin is a writer and poet living in England. Featured Image: “From Pentonville Road looking west evening, 1884” by John O’Connor, Museum of London. Related Post ‘When I Speak of History’ by Leonard Dabydeen When I speak of history I speak well; I leave behind the past where broken bones Lay scattered on blistering sands to tell Of atrocities that are m... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.