Monday, October 20, 2014

Autumn in Words and Pictures

Fruit bearing autumn (Pomifer autumnus.)
Horace, Odes. Bk. iv, ode 7, 1.11.

The tints of autumn--a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter. Frost.
Whittier, Patucket Falls.

Behold, congenial Autumn comes,
The Sabbath of the year!
John Logan, Ode Written on a Visit to the Country in Autumn.

It was Autumn, and incessant
Piped the quails from shocks and sheaves, 
And, like living coals, the apples
Burned among the withering leaves.
Longfellow, Pegasus in Pound.

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn 
Stand shadowless like Silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn.
Thomas Hood, Ode to Autumn, l. 1.

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