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The Complete Poems of Francis Ledwidge/Songs of Peace/In September

IN SEPTEMBER

Still are the meadowlands, and still
Ripens the upland corn,
And over the brown gradual hill
The moon has dipped a horn.


The voices of the dear unknown
With silent hearts now call,
My rose of youth is overblown
And trembles to the fall.


My song forsakes me like the birds
That leave the rain and grey,
I hear the music of the words
My lute can never say.