Sunday, April 7, 2013

To Autumn



Come, pensive Autumn, with thy clouds and storms

And falling leaves and pastures lost to flowers;

A luscious charm hangs on thy faded forms,

More sweet than Summer in her loveliest hours,

Who in her blooming uniform of green

Delights with samely and continued joy:

But give me, Autumn, where thy hand hath been,

For there is wildness that can never cloy -

The russet hue of fields left bare, and all

The tints of leaves and blossoms ere they fall.

In thy dull days of clouds a pleasure comes,

Wild music softens in thy hollow winds;

And in thy fading woods a beauty blooms

That’s more than dear to melancholy minds.



John Clare (1793-1864) English Poet

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16 comments:

Doris Dolly said...

Dianne... tu blog es un bello jardín !!!

Recibe mis saludos desde Argentina

un beso

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Interestin poem. i can't help wondering whether wind once rhymed with mind. Or vice versa.

dianne said...

Doris Dolly querido amigo, gracias por tus palabras bonitas, así que es bueno tener que visitar a mi jardín.

un beso

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo for your comment, I think it is both an interesting and lovely poem.
Yes, it could have been wind and mind but does it matter?
Perhaps John Clare was referring to the wind as it winds itself through the hollows of the forest as in 'winding'.

xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Wonderful poem full of beautiful pictures of Autumn, lovely ...
Besos.

Rahul Bhatia said...

A nice poem Dianne:)

Magia da Inês said...

º° ❤♫°
Muito bonito!!!
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

°º♡♡♫
°º♡ Beijinhos do Brasil.
º° ♡ ❤♫°

Mirthe Duindam said...

It's beautiful, dear Dianne!
Warm greetings, Mirthe

foam said...

I like it!

MARTY said...

beautiful colours on this image and a wonderful poem !
wish you a lovely week dianne

Elia said...

Sencillamente bello
el otoño tiene una luz especial
y los sentidos aumentan al oir estas bellas palabras.

Un abrazo especial

sé feliz

besos

JUAN FUENTES said...

Las rosas rojas,por su belleza no pueden dejar indiferente a nadie,y menos a una persona cuyos sentimientos de poeta siempre está repartiendo con los amigos.
Un fuerte abrazo

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello Dear DIANNE!
A beautiful poem. With great pleasure I read it.
You join a great autumn picture.
Sending you lots of kisses and greetings.
Lucia

Giga said...

Wonderful warm autumn picture and under it an interesting line. Yours.

:.tossan© said...

A text of love fall! Too beautiful. kiss

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta.Tus sensivilidades y el amor que siente por la Naturaleza,son dones que posee a una escala muy alta.
Abrazos