Autumn, oh the Colors!

Our Washington home:

2016-11-5-4Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. — Albert Camus

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“O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour!”
— Edna St. Vincent Millay

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AUTUMNAL

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer’s loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.

Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time’s deceit.

Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.

Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night: awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees.”
Ernest Dowson, The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables2016-11-4-19

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. — e. e. cummings
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“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”  ― William Cullen Bryant2016-11-5-62016-11-5-8

Heavenly Father didn’t have to make the leaves on trees change color. But He did it anyway. For us. –Virginia Bryson

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“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

[Letter to Miss Lewis, Oct. 1, 1841]”
George Eliot, George Eliot S Life, as Related in Her Letters and Journals2016-11-5-9

 

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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One Response to Autumn, oh the Colors!

  1. Sandi Caron says:

    I just Love the poems of Autumn!!! It captures my feeling of this wonderful season so well! Thanks for posting!

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