Autumn Leaves   5 comments

fall-leaves-art-blogAutumn Leaves — Photo-Artistry by kenne

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?

5 responses to “Autumn Leaves

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  1. I like this . . .

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  2. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please enjoy the work of a talented writer.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I loved your work today. Thank you,.

    Like

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