Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A poem for the day

Pomegranates add colour to the trees in Autumn

The Autumn days can make some people feel melancholic . The empty streets, the misty air. Others rejoice in the stillness after a busy Summer. My poem for the day seems to tell us that the promise of Spring is there in the Autumn winds.

Talk not of sad November, when a day
Of warm, glad sunshine fills the sky of noon,
And a wind, borrowed from some morn of June,
Stirs the brown grasses and the leafless spray.

Close to my heart I fold each lovely thing
The sweet day yields; and, not disconsolate,
With the calm patience of the woods I wait
For leaf and blossom when God gives us Spring.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)

The Autumn afternoon can fill you with calm

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