Sunday, November 05, 2006

Autumn pictures and poems

Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Gathering Leaves
by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Til I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

Fear of Winter
by Candice Aiston

I met you on one of your good days
When your sky was remarkably blue
And your trees were lush with green
When the roses perfumed your streets
You mesmerized me with your autumn
Your oranges, yellows, and reds
Your cool, brisk air flushing my cheeks
Even on one of your bad days
You were gray, cold, and wet
But your colors lit up my window
They say your days worsen
That you'll be so cold and gloomy
And I'll long for the days we first met

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