To those of you in New England or the Pacific Northwest I suppose our changing leaves are laughable. But give us some leeway, please, and let us enjoy this season. So, stealing an idea from my lovely online friend Beth Trissel, here are some fall greetings.
|Lost Maples State Natural Area near Bandera, Texas|
"It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life." P. D. James
Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant
"No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face." John Donne
"Every season hath its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures
Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time." Thomas Moore
When I was a girl, I loved Emily Dickinson's poetry. I still do, of course, so I'll share this one with you.
"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." Emily Dickinson
"Summer makes me drowsy.
Autumn makes me sing.
Winter's pretty lousy,
But I hate Spring." Dorothy Parker
I'll close with a song by one of my favorite popular composers, Johnny Mercer. That man knew how to write a song we'd remember.
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall."
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