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12th September 2010

By Mark Brayley | 2010 September 12

Near the end of summer,
colour forced its way in:
pink polka dots on yellow
and green on blue
and green on blue.
The garden windmill plays
perfect whimsy in the wind
as it whirls and spins.

Somewhere, unable to look elsewhere,
I got stuck on it;
hanging from a spinning sail
by my quixotic lance.

No matter how ardently I try
to let autumn in
and storm down that path
to uproot innocent pleasure,
to rip off its wings
and snap its spine,
I’m always held
by beauty as it sings.

Infatuation, Colours, Seasons

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