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1980: Autumn for an 11 year old

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Autumn scene with apple tree produced using AI and Bing Image Creator

Autumn Morning

I ran out in the morning when the air was clean and new.

And all the grass was glittering and grey with Autumn dew.

I ran out to an apple tree and pulled an apple down.

And all the bells were ringing in the old grey town. Down in the town, off the bridges and the grass.

They are sweeping up the leaves to let the people past. Sweeping up the old leaves, golden reds and browns.

Whilst the men go to lecture with the wind in their gowns.

Virginia Longfield (11), Apple Tree Cottage, Deak's Lane, Ansty, Cuckfield, Susssex.

Cambridge Daily News, 17 September 1980

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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