Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn: poem by Emily Dickinson


Autumn will soon be here.
Emily Dickinson had this to say about the season:
Autumn
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

The photo was taken by my husband Will on a trip to Connecticut in autumn.

26 comments:

donna baker said...

So pretty Terra. Wasn't Emily a conundrum? I wrote a short story once about her viewing the world through her windows.

Jennifer said...

I adore Emily Dickinson; and this poem was one of the first ones by her that I learned as a child.

Have a wonderful day!

Gattina said...

A very beautiful picture !

Delvalina Wright said...

It's wonderful picture and poem indeed! :)
It's my very first time to experience fall season here and I cant wait.
Love,
Delvalina

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

No doubt about it, Autumn is a beautiful time of the year - for two weeks. After that, the sound of leaf blowers fill the air.

Your husband took a magnificent photo.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I find Emily Dickinson's poetry deceptively simple sometimes. I have her complete works and read them often.
Those trees are exquisite and make one realise the beauty there is in Autumn/

Debbie said...

oooh i LOVE the image and the poem is so sweet!!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's hard to imagine that the colors are real! Fall colors are my favorite! Hugs!

Sam I Am...... said...

It's still hot here and I am tired of the heat! I want to get in my car and head North until I feel that cool, crisp Autumn air!

DawnTreader said...

The trees still haven't really gone into autumn colours here yet (just a faint hint at it, in some) as we've been having a very sunny and still summer-like September.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Lovey poem. It is still very green and very hot here .......but the nights are more pleasant. Have a beautiful autumn weekend!

Lark said...

What a perfect poem for autumn! Love the pic, too. :)

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I love the Adirondack chair in the photo. And a perfect poem for Autumn.
xx oo
Carla

The Broad said...

I grew up in Connecticut! Beautiful there this time of year. And I love Emily Dickinson.

Sandra said...

beautiful poem.. our autums starts about thanksgiving time here.. but the poem would fit mid November here

Inger said...

Just lovely and I so love this time of year.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

My favourite time of year, though in recent years it seems to be more and more delayed - it was nearly Christmas before the leaves turned last year!

Gail said...

Hi again - I subscribed to your Christmas blog although the post seems to have disappeared from my blog list. Here I am again =hoping we are connected. I love the poem. I lived in Connecticut all my life until about a year ago when we moved to Western NY - if you read some previous writings on my blog the story unfolds. Meanwhile, thank you again for visiting my blog and and I forward to our connection
Love Gail
peace.....

Shelia said...

Hi Terra! What a lovely little verse and Autumn is probably my favorite time of year. We're so blessed to live in an area where the fall is gorgeous and I'm looking forward to the turning of the leaves. But then they fall and you have to rake them up - not my favorite! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Oh what a pretty tree with a beautiful poem, we are still 90 today so I am ready for fall!

Linda said...

The poem is lovely, and your husband took a beautiful photo, Terra!

Mildred said...

Such a lovely poem and the picture is gorgeous. Wishing you a wonderful day, Terra.

Fairtrader said...

You really have a talent for this, poem and picture in a pleasant mix. I'm no good with poetry, you seem to have quite a good knowledge of and love for it. That is what blogging really is about, we share our lifes, thoughts, talents and interests.
The colours really are something special right now, very soon they will all turn grey and naked, those trees. Autumn is closing in on us. Blessings!!!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

I love the poem... I had forgotten what a great poet she was. That photo is gorgeous! Love all the color.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I do so like Emily Dickenson's poems. The trees are jut gorgeous!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

This is such a pretty picture. I just love this glorious Autumn season.

~Sheri