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Autumn Poem by Poet Alexander Lawrence Posey

15 Nov 2021 6:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Interculturalist: A Periodical of SIETAR USA will from time to time publish poems written by members or published in other venues. This poem was found in Poem-a-Day and seemed especially appropriate for this November 2021 issue. The author was a Muskogee Creek poet, journalist, and humorist.

This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on November 6, 2021, by the Academy of American Poets.


by Alexander Posey

In the dreamy silence

Of the afternoon, a

Cloth of gold is woven

Over wood and prairie;

And the jaybird, newly

Fallen from the heaven,

Scatters cordial greetings,

And the air is filled with

Scarlet leaves, that, dropping,

Rise again, as ever,

With a useless sigh for

Rest—and it is Autumn.

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More Information about the Poet:

Alexander Lawrence Posey was a Muskogee Creek poet, journalist, and humorist. Known for his poems and the Fus Fixico Letters, he served as the editor for the Eufaula Indian Journal. The poem Autumn was published in The Poems of Alexander Lawrence Posey (Crane Printers, 1910), which was published posthumously. Posey died on May 27, 1908.

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