Autumn Song (Verlaine)

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The long sobs
Of violins
Of autumn
Wound my heart
With a monotone
Languor.

All breathless
And pale, when
The hour sounds,
I remember
Former days
And I cry;

And I go
In an ill wind
Which carries me
Here, there,
Like a
Dead leaf.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.