Saturday, October 27, 2012

Autumn Path

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


Terry said...

You find the best poems! And the photo is an Autumn tunnel. Lovely.

Nellie said...

Beautiful poem, painting pictures with the words.

Much cooler here now for about the next week.

Enjoy your week-end, Jo.

L. D. said...

Wonderful words and the path is great too.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely, Lovely. Thank you!

Sharon Rose said...

I love this poem. I love this picture. I find myself strolling down this path to view the beauty of all that nature may be waiting to share.
Thanks for sharing!

Janneke said...

Again a beautiful poem, I suppose you have lots of books with poems for each time you have the best ones. Great autumn picture too.

janzi said...

thanks for sharing, it really was sucha gorgeous picture witha truly smashing poem.. bliss... It s getting much colder here, think we are in for a long cold winter and the berries are out in profusion if thats a sign, which I think it is.. the sun is out this morning, and we are being lazy at getting up.. We shll light a fire today, the first one of many, and I think I've even got some cocoa too to sip.. The colours everywhere are too special and gone too quickly into mush... My garden is covered in leaves.. hope you have a great week there, what part of uk did you originate from?? Janzi

Michelle said...


rusty duck said...

Lovely path. I wonder where it leads.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another perfect verse and photo!! I love fall, and your post is why!

jerilanders said...

Ode to Autumn, lovely. Coming home after 3 days in Georgia and the landscape hereabouts has completely changed! Leaves, barely clinging to tree silhouettes, the ground carpeted in crunchy golds and rusts and my garden completely buried neath it's leafy mulch. I adore this time of year.

DeniseinVA said...

Another beautiful photo and poem, thanks Jo. How's the weather down in your neck of the woods?

Susie said...

Jo, That is a beautiful poem and photo. You do post the nicest pictures. I always feel good when I view them. Smiles, Susie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I came to sit with you a bit- and let your calming words calm my soul.