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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, June 1929



Autumn is filled with dreams; 'tis in this hour
That Earth draws closer her veils of circling haze,
And rests within her green and golden bower
To dream the ancient story of the days.
The sun shines softly, all his fiery glow
Veiled in the crystal light of thought.
The sea Slumbers and dreams and checks its silver flow,
Pondering secrets of Eternity.
The air is filled with memories; every breeze
Blows from a fragrant Garden of the Past,
Till over silent woods and slumbering seas
A spell of quiet Reverie is cast.
The rivers now are lakes of gleaming dew,
Smooth as the silken petal of a rose,
Where the heaped clouds their pale reflections view,
And willows shine in infinite repose.
In golden showers from the stars they fall—
Dreams, memories, filled with purity and light.
The fair moon, smiling, softly weaves them all
Into the silver mystery of night.
Autumn is filled with dreams; they throng the mind
And hold it captive with a secret charm,
And dreaming Nature gives to all minkind
One hour of deep, unutterable calm.