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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
 
Autumn Song
By Duncan Campbell Scott (1862–1947)
 
SING me a song of the Autumn clear,
  With the mellow days and the ruddy eves;
Sing me a song of the ending year,
  With the piled-up sheaves.
 
Sing me a song of the apple bowers,        5
  Of the great grapes the vine-field yields,
Of the ripe peaches bright as flowers,
  And the rich hop-fields.
 
Sing me a song of the fallen mast,
  Of the sharp odour the pomace sheds,        10
Of the purple beets left last
  In the garden beds.
 
Sing me a song of the toiling bees,
  Of the long flight and the honey won,
Of the white hives under the apple-trees        15
  In the hazy sun.
 
Sing me a song of the thyme and the sage,
  Of sweet marjoram in the garden grey
Where goes my love Armitage
  Pulling the summer savory.        20
 
Sing me a song of the red deep,
  The long glow the sun leaves,
Of the swallows taking a last sleep
  In the barn eaves.
 
 
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