Quote, 10/06/2010

ejmoore510(7)October 6, 2010

With what a glory comes and goes the year!

The buds of spring, those beautiful harbingers

Of sunny skies and cloudless times, enjoy

Life's newness, and earth's garniture spread out;

And when the silver habit of the clouds

Comes down upon the autumn sun, and with

A sober gladness the old year takes up

His bright inheritance of golden fruits,

A pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene.

There is a beautiful spirit breathing now

Its mellow richness on the clustered trees,

And, from a beaker full of richest dyes,

Pouring new glory on the autumn woods,

And dipping in warm light the pillared clouds.

Morn on the mountain, like a summer bird,

Lifts up her purple wing, and in the vales

The gentle wind, a sweet and passionate wooer,

Kisses the blushing leaf, and stirs up life

Within the solemn woods of ash deep-crimsoned,

And silver beech, and maple yellow-leaved,

Where Autumn, like a faint old man, sits down

By the wayside a-weary. Through the trees

The golden robin moves. The purple finch,

That on wild cherry and red cedar feeds,

A winter bird, comes with its plaintive whistle,

And pecks by the witch-hazel, whilst aloud

From cottage roofs the warbling bluebird sings,

And merrily, with oft-repeated stroke,

Sounds from the threshing-floor the busy flail.

from Autumn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Absolutely Beautiful EJ Steve S.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 5:16PM
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west_gardener

Yes, beautiful. I especially like this line "A winter bird, comes with its plaintive whistle,".
While doing our walk this morning, DH and I heard a bird call that we could not identify. We figured that a bird was trying out the neighborhood.
Seasons of life goes on.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 7:20PM
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