The Year's Adieu In Song


Based on a poem of the same title

with permission from Alan S. Jeeves.

Tune: Wolvercote

(one tune to 'O Jesus, I have promised')


Just as the year is ending

As winter snows the leaves

The autumn glow pretending

The winter chill deceives

As squirrels start defending

Their caches underground

December's shivers pending

And swallows southward bound


The cool of day is blending

It frosts the forest floor

Into the sunset tending

It sooner than before

The boughs of treetops bending

As gale race through their form

They spiralling and wending

Propelled by winter's storm


And so the nightfall sending

As shadows shade the sky

The cool of night and rending

The fair of day awry

With winter's shroud descending

To cause the season's drear

Just as the year is ending

The closing of the year

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 3rd, 2024 01:38
  • Comment from author about the poem: And now a wintry poem as we approach summer! I dunno what day it is - what month, what year, what season, what century is it?! No change there then from me. lol. It's a hymn-poem in
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • orchidee

    Of course Ch..... is in December. The month is mentioned in verse 1. But I can't say Ch.... until then, or Goldfinch will shoot me. lol.
    Agghh, wishing the year away!

    • 2781

      I thought you were down here for a moment.

      • orchidee

        There's no adieu from me! lol.

      • Doggerel Dave

        A bit uncharacteristic for you orchi... I hope Alan, from whom we haven't heard for a while, is not disappointed. Wasn't plagiarised was it?

        I think not from a model of uprightness and integrity such as yourself (unless you are talking KP of course).

        • orchidee

          Nope, I asked Alan first - not plagued it - that rather long word!
          A guy did plaguey and even put a pic of himself with 'his' poem. The poet were furious understandably.

        • Neville

          I quite liked this

          • orchidee

            Thanks N - not all my own work.

          • Thad Wilk

            Howdy my friend!! 👋
            Loved this poem.
            Great imagery,
            rhyme, flow and blend!! 👍
            Best regards, peace!

            • orchidee

              Thanks T. Not all my own work. I adapted it with permission from another poet.

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful words Orchi, glad you didn't use the C word.


              • orchidee

                Thanks Gold. Ahh Ch.. is in December, yes?! Wishing the year away? Only just under 6 months to go. Sometimes it 'always' seems to be Ch.......! A certain sort of feeling.

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