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Things Out of Season by Ian M. Emberson

by Pirouette

There is a piquancy
in things out of season :
fireweed in December
when the sodden stalks
like beggars of summer's left overs
crave alms from the wintering sky;
courtesans in decline
with memories of past conquests
coursing the purple veins of the mind;
holly in July
the leaves all dirty yellow
hiding the white minuteness of the flowers.
Perhaps Helen had a restful aging
and Methuselah a boyhood of joy;
legend gathers the blossoms of our summer
and scatters the rest.

by Ian M. Emberson

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Re: Things Out of Season by Ian M. Emberson (Score: 1 )
by PinkNeonFlavor on Saturday, November 13, 2010 (12:57:07)
This poem is a piece of genius. Eloquent.

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