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UPON AN AUTUMNAL WOOD

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Upon An Autumnal Wood
J. Chauncy Allegash

Upon An Autumnal Wood

My little horse must think me queer,
To stop upon an autumn wood so late, so late,
‘a near a sun-dripped stand of hazel branched magnolia,
their arms akimbo against an ambient, reddening sky.

And I, alone, askance, athwart a nameless ennui,
as the Earth relinquishes it’s jealous heat, as a miser might,
or, as not to be unkind, a flower, opening its vividness for
the bee that seeks its succor among it’s vibrant hues,
I await the old song to fill my ears with dreadless thrum of Life.

‘A’tis but a moment, a eye’d lash of recognition, as might appear
to a Shade, or Passing Ghost, that sends a shiver down my
coal blacken’d soul, and destitutes me onward, ever onward,
to The Place, which I know not, yet, have ever Known.

My little horse turns, his muzzle-fronted face frothed hoary,
‘a’feared by the Darkness and the heaving sobs of the
Sadness which overtakes me, unawares, unabashed,
unAllegashed,
as a whip-a-wheel moans it’s ancient rhythm,
‘a’echoing through the girded tree’d theatre,

And I, a poor player, fretted amid the ever magenta’d sky,
As the ever-present Owl and Woodchuck stand
‘a ‘sentinel, as unseeing and unknowing as
He, to whom holds sacred deed to this
Autumnal Wood.

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Sad to say, this is so chopped up and grammatically incorrect it is difficult to even comment on. Is this
meant to be some sort of take on Frost's Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening? I normally try to give
constructive input, but there is just nothing here I feel can be saved. Sorry

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