Kennedy, Muriel. “Autumn Presage.” A New Canadian Anthology. Ed. Alan Creighton and Hilda M. Ridley. Toronto: Crucible, 1938. 107.

Autumn Presage

Just now a strange wind looked in in at my window,
Sighed down the chimney and rattled at the door.
He breathed his chilly breath in at my window
And a dead leaf flew in and settled on the floor.

Now, might and day, I hear strange voices crying,
through every silence their plaintive echoes throng;
I hear the little lilac bushes crying
And the great trees I hear lamenting all night long.