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 ‘Napoleon in New Orleans’ and Other Poetry by Ro... Napoleon in New Orleans So the sun of Austerlitz has set. I had many triumphs, but it’s the few defeats – Leipzig, Waterloo especially – I... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.