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Aloft a wayward wind that blew,
Came a biting chill that winter knew.
And tempered summer’s wicked fire,
With a quenching cold of wintry desire.

How strange it is the passing seasons,
Their sudden change―the lack of reason.
For how does winter know to change,
When spring has come? I find it strange.

Or autumn’s leaves and blustery days,
Give way to winter’s snow and haze.
When summer’s fire comes again,
Will spring surrender yet again?

All seasons come in a timely fashion,
Without regard to whim or passion.
And stay no longer than they should.
Though some I wish; I wish they would!

From springtime flowers and budding trees.
To autumn’s gold and rusted leaves.
Winter’s snowflakes on the ground.
Sunshine’s rays in summer abound.

All seasons come and all seasons go.
Each in their time―the ebb and flow.
Whether rusted leaves or falling snow,
Each with a purpose, as seasons know.

©2001, 2021 Brian Duffin

About this poem

As I was reviewing an old hard drive, I came across a poem that I had started back in October of 2001 but never finished...until now.

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Submitted by brian.duffin on July 17, 2021

Modified on April 20, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 907
Words 157
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Brian Duffin

After taking an English class with a focus on literature and poetry, Brian Duffin discovered a love for words and a passion for poetry. Brian's poems reflect his love of nature, while also sharing the raw human emotions and events that fill and shape his life. more…

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