Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halcyon Days Autumnal Haze

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.
    In this poem Robert Frost asks Fall to slow down, to drop only one leaf at a time from a tree near and a tree far away.
    Although it feels like Fall is ending with bare trees and graying skies, the Autumn Equinox actually does not end until December 20th.
    So enjoy the rest of the halcyon days and the autumnal haze....
AnnMarie :)

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  1. Love those fall colours! And thanks for sharing the poems.

  2. Lovely & so appropriate!! The photos were the perfect touch to do Mr. Frost's timeless poem proud!!


  3. That was nice, thanks for sharing that poem with photos. Have a wonderful Halloween.


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