When Summer's Leaving

Cheeky Missy

(sonnet # CCIX)


Fair summer's in the waning when hauteur
Gives way to crickets on the fringes day
And night; and where cicadas' brazen bray
No longer kills desire and play; their whir's
Reminder merely that her sweet allure
With that distaste is yielding to the grey
Of indoor silence; where dear Autumn's sway
Of cooler arid beauty e'er bestirs.
Where darkness lingers more oft as the light
Is shorter morn and ev'ning, heat's intense
For lesser stretches as relief in night 
Now lengthened is more often sure defense.
When harvest ev'rywhere invites, her might
Nigh conquered blesses, as "Adieu" we sense.


  • Author: Chic George (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 2nd, 2011 20:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: Revelling again in the fair August weather signifying summer's demise this sonnet began when the days were cooler; interestingly they were heating up as I finished.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • Alexandre Landsley

    The end was just perfect especially the french part 🙂 good write!!

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