by William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Language: English 
In this strong light
the leafless beech-tree
shines like a cloud
it seems
to glow of itself
with a soft
stript light of love
over the brittle grass

But there are 
on second look
a few yellow leaves
still shaking
far apart
just one here
just one there
trembling vividly


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-01
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