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I stood in the garden yesterday evening and could sense that autumn was closing in fast now, if not already here. It reminded me to look up that old favourite from school English classes by Keats:


SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells. Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers: And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep Steady thy laden head across a brook; Or by a cyder-press, with patient look, Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue; Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn Among the river sallows, borne aloft Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft; And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

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Happy memories of learning another autumn pome by heart years ago - forced on us by our inspirational, batty teacher.
O wild west wind, thou breath of autumn's being.....

Cheers, Jim

12 Sep, 2008


Thankyou for sharing that with us jiminyyork that was lovely:D

12 Sep, 2008


Jiminyork ~ you did well to key in all those verses in that tiny space allocated for submitting blogs. By the time I'd written my recent Hunt for the Harley blog, my eyes were seeing double. A good idea to post the poem... different.

PS. Replied to your private message yesterday.
I know you sometimes accidentally miss these.

13 Sep, 2008


Lovely poem Jim, It doesn't go with your picture.


13 Sep, 2008

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