Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Autumn Poems



Those of you who know me well or have been around here a while probably know that I have a thing for autumn. This is, hands down, my favorite time of year.

So poetry Tuesday today is a collection of fall and autumn poems.

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The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you
like the leaves of Autumn.

-John Muir, Fall Poem

Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

-John Keats, To Autumn

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face

-John Donne

5 comments:

poems-songs-short-stories said...

Is John Donne talking about the season as it applies to people? Having survived this long ... :)

Heather said...

Though I think John Donne originally intended these lines to apply to people, I believe the reason he used seasons as a metaphor for people is because of the obvious beauty of autumn.

Either way, whether he's talking about seasons or people, I think he's brilliant and I agree with him.

There is nothing so beautiful to me as a seasoned, wise woman. And no season more beautiful to me than autumn.

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Jonathan said...

Yes, fall is beautiful, at least the beginning of it. The colors can be brilliant. Each season has it's beauty. I personally enjoy the newness of Spring.