Autumn Fields

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1 In sweet fields of autumn the gold grain is falling,
the white clouds drift lonely, the wild swan is calling.
Alas for the daisies, the tall fern and grasses,
when wind-sweep and rainfall fill lowlands and passes.

2 The snows of December shall fill windy hollow;
the bleak rain trails after, the March wind shall follow.
The deer through the valleys leave print of their going;
and diamonds of sleet mark the ridges of snowing.

3 The stillness of death shall stoop over the water,
the plover sweep low where the pale streamlets falter;
but deep in the earth clod the black seed is living;
when spring sounds her bugles for rousing and giving.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #52

Author: Elizabeth Madison

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First Line: In sweet fields of autumn the gold grain is falling
Title: Autumn Fields
Author: Elizabeth Madison
Language: English
Copyright: Used by perm. of Hodgin Press



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Singing the Living Tradition #52

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