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Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Last Dance

Inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Christabel

The one red leaf, the last of its clan
That dances as often as dance it can
Fears not so much the dark
For it has more to fear of the light

In the light of the day, come the forlorn
The light of the day brings the buzzing
The faint, unmistakable sound delivers an ill wind
Of rolling cascades tinged with misery

Then come the men in multicoloured coats
Revving fast, with the harbingers of doom
Whose touch spells the collapsing, final end,
The end of days for all the tall beings

The end of days for the tall beings,
Came, but alas, it did not pass by
The one red leaf, the last of its clan
That will never dance as often as dance it can

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