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A Song of Autumn

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Autumn memories

Blowing my emotions about

As if they were dead leaves.

This is my attempted haikuonification of a poem by Paul Verlaine. I've admired and remembered the original for many years. Here it is

Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l'automne
Blessent mon cœur
D'une langueur
Tout suffocant
Et blême, quand
Sonne l'heure,
Je me souviens
Des jours anciens
Et je pleure;
Et je m'en vais
Au vent mauvais
Qui m'emporte
Deçà, delà,
Pareil à la
Feuille morte.

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