Tuesday, 8 September 2009

In words and pictures

I have been reading some of my favorite autumn poems and found some pictures to go with them. Here are just a few snippets

From 'Ode to Autumn' by John Keats,

'Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom- friend of the maturing sun
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage trees
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core...'

This is from 'Autumn' by H.W. Longfellow,

'Thou comest Autumn, heralded by rain,...
upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o'er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain....
Thy steps are by the farmer's prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!
From 'Autumn Songs' by Sarojini Naidu

Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
The sunset hangs on a cloud;
A golden storm of glittering sheaves,
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,
The wild wind blows in a cloud.'

Hope you enjoy!

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