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This Season My Life

Updated on August 6, 2017
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Brian Gray obtained his degree in Language from Lee University and has been a published author and professional writer since 1985.

"The Knave of Hearts Watching Lady Violetta Depart" by Maxfield Parrish
"The Knave of Hearts Watching Lady Violetta Depart" by Maxfield Parrish

This Season, My Life

I live my life alone, for what peace may be therein.

Let all the world agape, and wonder how he lived so strange,

How that he lived so long a life, his words not understood.

Gaze on fair world, and know me not,

You shall not know me still.

For in this world of facial sign,

I brood, and love, and live.

And days are long, and days are short,

And life for all is but a flower.

I, thus, behold myself as one amongst a field,

So varied and mixed, I cannot know

Save few of them, if any.

So many, and yet, so all alone,

I content myself with budding, blooming, dying and falling,

All in a season’s breath

All in a season’s loneliness.


Brian Gray March 9, 1976 9:30 a.m.

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      Brian Gray 3 months ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      Thank you for reading my poem and for your kind comments. I am glad that you found meaning in those few lines.

      Brian

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      Linda Lum 3 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Touching. You have captured such sweetness and melancholy in a few simple verses. Very well done.

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      Brian Gray 3 months ago from Pennsylvania

      John,

      Thank you for the kind comments. They are always appreciated, and thank you for reading this poem. Best wishes to you,

      Brian

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      Brian Gray 3 months ago from Pennsylvania

      Karen,

      Thank you for reading this one. It is hard to believe how many years have passed since I wrote "This Season, My Life," but it is interesting to reflect back over the many decades since I wrote this piece and see new meaning. I'm glad that you enjoyed the poem.

      Brian

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      John Hansen 3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      More delightful poetry from you, Brian. Well done.

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      Karen Russell 3 months ago

      Hello! This is a beautiful & touching poem, thank you for sharing your spirit, heart & mind.