from Poem on His Birthday by Dylan Thomas

Fall and spring are the unsettled seasons. 
The first is the season of the air; 
the second is the season of water.
Fall leads to the settled season of the earth; 
spring leads to the settled season of the sun. 
As transition seasons, fall and spring are pulled back 
by the season past which will not give up, and forward
by the season ahead which is not yet in place. 

from Poem On His Birthday by Dylan Thomas

       My birthday began with the water-
Birds and the birds of the winged trees flying my name  
      Above the farms and the white horses
                  And I rose  
            In rainy autumn
And walked abroad in a shower of all my days.
High tide and the heron dived when I took the road
            Over the border
                  And the gates
      Of the town closed as the town awoke.

      A springful of larks in a rolling
Cloud and the roadside bushes brimming with whistling  
      Blackbirds and the sun of October
            On the hill’s shoulder,
Here were fond climates and sweet singers suddenly  
Come in the morning where I wandered and listened  
            To the rain wringing
                  Wind blow cold
      In the wood faraway under me.

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