Autumn Song   13 comments

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Autumn Song

BY DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
         Laid on it for a covering,
         And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?
And how the swift beat of the brain
Falters because it is in vain,
         In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
         Knowest thou not? and how the chief
Of joys seems—not to suffer pain?
Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
         Bound up at length for harvesting,
         And how death seems a comely thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

13 responses to “Autumn Song

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  1. Kenne You are prodigious!

    Walt WaltTornow@comcast.net

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  2. What a lovely post! The photo and poem are perfect.
    And thank you so much for the kind pingback! 😉

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  3. Autumn is my favorte season. This was beatiful post.

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  4. If only humanity were as dedicated as the humble tree, who in faith celebrates its own demise…vivid and compeling…

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  5. gorgeous light and captures the mood of autumn perfectly

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