Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fall in the Air

No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face;

—John Donne (1572–1631) "Elegy IX: The Autumnal"

There is music in the meadows, in the air–
Autumn is here;
Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow,

—William Stanley Braithwaite, (1878–1962)
"A Lyric of Autumn," Lyrics of Life and Love (1904)

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

—Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) "Nature XXVII, Autumn"

I found the Fall Poetry here.

Image courtesy of All Posters


Mimi said...

Love your fall poetry Cathy
you are indeed getting in the fall mood !!!

Cathy said...

Thank you, Mimi. I guess so, I chose the picture before this post. Our leaves are falling off the trees, because it has been so hot and dry. This morning I am about to freeze myself! I think it got down in the 40's last night.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I can't let my husband see the picture of those two dogs.

They are exactly the kind he has wanted and since our beloved kitty died, he's been talking... dog!

However, we still have another elderly cat at home and a dog would give her heart failure. :)

Love the pictures and the poetry.

Surfin Grandma said...

Cathy, being a dog lover, I really like the beautiful Fall picture of the two dogs! Your poetry is a wonderful complement to the pictures you post!

Cathy said...

Brenda, They are sweet dogs, that's probably why I chose the picture. Yes, the elderly cat would not be happy. :) Thank you, and I'm glad you came by. :o)

Surfin Grandma, Thank you so much for your kind words. :o)

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, how I miss the changing leaves! Here in S. Florida, the only changing leaves are the palm fronds that drop off!
Those were beautiful poems! Emily is wonderful!

Cathy said...

Regina Clare Jane, Thank you very much. I know when I used to live at the beach, I missed the hills. :o)

Daughter of the King said...

Fall is my favoirte time of the year....even enjoy the days getting shorter..

Cathy said...

Deby, It was my mother's favorite season too. :o) I like spring, but the cooler weather does feel good!

Kelli said...

Wonderful post, Cathy! I love Autumn poetry!

Cathy said...

Thank you, dear Kelli. Glad to have you visiting again. I'm having some issues with my computer. Just thought I would make a note of that! Something is running that should not be, and the virtual reality keeps saying it is low. :o(

Mishel said...

Hi Cathy! Thanks for stopping by my blog a few weeks ago. : )

I'm a dog lover AND autumn is my *favorite* season, so I loved your picture (and the poetry).


Cathy said...

Mischel, You're welcome and thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :o) I also love dogs. Bless you too. :-)