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Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg

Still time for a couple more poems of autumn, celebrating the season, in one mood or another.  This little poem by Carl Sandburg is spare but very evocative.   Enjoy!

Autumn Movement

by Carl Sandburg

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper sunburned woman,

the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes, and the yellow is torn full of holes,

new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,

and the old things go,

not one lasts.

September 1918 by Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell has always been one of my favorite poets.  Her imagery is unsurpassed in my mind, and I remember reading her collected works in high school, and being so touched by each of them.  This poem, ostensibly about a fall day, is truly beautiful, but there is an underlying theme dealing with Read more…

Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost

When, oh when, will fall get to Florida?   I’m longing for it, but it’s been over 90 degrees every day lately, with very little respite in sight.  So I guess I’m relegated to digging up every autumn poem I ever read, and gazing longingly at photos of fall foliage!  With no further ado, I present today’s autumn offering. Read more…

Still Thinkin’ Autumn!

Corn shocks and Pumpkins

Wow!  I was able to take my cup of Earl Grey and sit on the patio for a half hour this morning.  It’s been months since it was comfortable enough outside for me to be able to do that.  The dogs were playing, the white-winged doves and cardinals were at my bird feeder, and the air didn’t make me feel like I was in a steam bath.  What a change in just one week!  I was so inspired, I came inside and changed my header, yet again.  This scene is from my absolute favorite part of the world, the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I think it’s the Linville Viaduct, though it wasn’t identified anywhere.  Wish I were heading there for a couple of weeks right now, in fact.  And while we are on the subject of headers, as you may have noticed lately, I’ve finally realized how easy it is to change them, so you will probably never know what to expect when you visit this page.  Of course, there will be plenty of cover art on display in that spot, but also seasonal images, and pretty much anything else that strikes my fancy for a day or two.  Hope you enjoy seeing what’s new “at the top” when you visit.

New reviews coming soon, I promise.  Painting my kitchen cabinets slowed my reading down a bit, but I’m workin’ on it.  Have a great fall day, folks!

 

Images found online.

When the Frost is On the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley

Fodder in The Shock, Corn Stalks and Old Barn photo

Fodder (Corn Stalks) In The Shock

(As Always, Click to Zoom)

Yep, I’m starting to believe Autumn is really on the way.  Only 72 degrees outside this morning, and I was able to turn the air conditioner off for three whole hours, and leave the door to the back porch open.  Cats were loving being able to watch birds through the screen, dogs were excited by the “nip” (haha) in the air.  And I began to feel like the long, hot summer might finally be winding down.  In fact, I’m feeling so happy, that I pulled out another favorite autumn poem of mine by James Whitcomb Riley, for your reading pleasure.  For those who weren’t required to read his work in school (like I was) and never experienced how much fun his dialect-written poetry is, I hope you will enjoy your first exposure.  While he is now considered a minor poet by many,  he was extremely popular in his day, and children especially still love his work.  So for the child in all of us, here’s a favorite of mine.  Check it out for yourself and see what you think! Read more…

Autumn by Emily Dickinson

Pile of Pumpkins

Pumpkins…My Favorite Sign of Autumn!

I am told that today is the Autumnal Equinox, though here in central Florida, that’s hard to prove.  However, I have hope.  It IS under 90 today for the first time in many, many months, so perhaps fall is really on the way, even in Florida.  Therefore, in the spirit of hope, I present this lovely little fall poem by Emily Dickinson. Read more…

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