There lingers upon this day, a tender and gentle dying,
Within soft voices of bees, last farewell in their sighing,
Sad adieu of feathered friends, off and away go flying,
Roses upon their stems, even they have given up trying.
Boughs releasing gold leaves, from weary autumnal trees,
Sepia petals, so creased and aged, drift upon silvery breeze,
Icy lips, kiss with abandon, cold green rivers and shivery seas,
Thick white fur replaces grey, so old wolves no longer freeze.
There´s a gentle dying upon the air, kind, compassionate, soft,
Whispering winds lift hats on high, before they may be doffed,
Everything swirls and softly sways and into distant futures waft,
And autumn´s gentle dying, now carries summer´s cadaver aloft.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “The Last Dance”
About the Author
Sue Lobo is the author of three books of her experiences in Africa, a poetry book “Africa My Africa” which is poetry reflecting African life in the terrible apartheid era in South Africa & “Lollipops of Dust”, her autobiography, of a child´s view of living in colonial Africa, in the Kalahari desert, with all the magic of what the old Africa had to offer. Her last book “The Last Dance” was published by Creative Talents Unleashed. She has also participated in eleven poetry anthologies with other very talented poets & has won a couple poetry competitions in Gibraltar & Spain. On occasions she has written requested epitaphs and elegies for families of departed souls. She is married to a Spaniard, with two grown up sons & presently lives in Spain. The sale of this latest collection of animal themed poetry called “Wild Whisperings” published by Creative Talents Unleashed will go entirely to Save The Rhino Fund.
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