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Silver by Walter de la Mare

Thought maybe I’d share this sweet poem, in honor of tomorrow night’s Harvest Moon.  There is some lovely imagery in it.  Hope you will enjoy it, and be sure to go outside tomorrow, wherever you are, and marvel at the moon!

Silver

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.

– Walter de la Mare
 

Purple Grackles by Amy Lowell

purple grackle in grass

Purple Grackle

It occurs to me that no blog on books and writing should be without a bit of poetry now and then, so with that thought in mind, I offer you my favorite autumn themed poem of all time, Amy Lowell’s “Purple Grackles.”  The imagery is divine, and the message, bittersweet.  Hope you enjoy it! Read more…

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