Preparing for Winter and Spring by Damian Robin The Society December 21, 2013 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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.