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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Autumn Meadow


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

15 comments:

Sharon said...

Love the cute garden gate. Yep, the bloom is off the rose and everything is pretty well bare around here. The frost, this morning, looked like a blanket of snow, but it didn't last long. Cold again tonight, so I will most likely see that sparkling white again, when I let Jill out in the morning.

Sleep well!

Denise said...

I love the poems you choose to go with these lovely photographs Jo.

Sandra said...

gorgous gate, I hope it is yours. wonderful hole in an autumn day, would love to step through that lovely gate and into the beauty beyond.

Deb said...

What a beautiful gate. It draws you.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A good composition.

George said...

Thanks for a beautiful poem and a great picture to go with it.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Verde Farm said...

Your poems are always so fitting. That garden gate is just beautiful.
Amy

COUNTRY GAL said...

Wonderful poem and photo !
Have a great day !

Barbara Anne said...

Oh, the lovely gate and the autumn hues that surround it make me want to see what's on the other side!

We are not the first or that last to enjoy Autumn's treasures.

Ta!

Hugs!

Carol said...

Beautiful photograph. I hope you are having a good week-end.

kathrin said...

to look at your blog always is like to have a realy nice dream, big hugh Kathrin

Caroline said...

Love these beautiful thoughts and pictures.....I'm a recent transplant for the Uk and this is a little slice of home....

cilla said...

Love the poems you have added to the photos so pretty,stop by my blog sometime would love to have you,i'm also from Tennessee,we are having some really unusual weather here now,cooler for now and warmer next week,stop by sometine,.cilla

Barbara said...

What a lovely gate.

Dee said...

I love that adorable little gate!