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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Splendor.


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.

~To Autumn : John Clare

9 comments:

jeannette stgermain said...

The colors of this scene take my breath away! Thanks for sharing!

Sunny said...

Breathtaking! Perfect words for the perfect Autumn picture.
Sunny :)

DJan said...

Yes, they both got it right: it's a breathtaking scene. I just love it.

Kay said...

You always come up with the most beautiful photographs for your blogs. This one is spectacular!
Kay

JPT said...

This is a stunning shot.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture, Jo... Did you take that in Lebanon????? Beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

bennie and patsy said...

The trees have really been a show this year. Beautiful!
Patsy

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I'm glad each of you enjoyed the picture. It is not a photograph, but instead it is a painting. I think it is the most spectacular work, and wanted to share it with you.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Oh..Lovely!