Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dreamful Autumn

Grim and Gram's Garden in October

[click to hear musical rendition by Frederick Delius]

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer’s loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.

Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time’s deceit.

Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.

Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night: awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees.

Ernest Dowson, 1867 - 1900
Very sad and short - lived British poet
~ remembered for his heart - rending phrases,
such as "days of wine and roses"
and "gone with the wind" ~

Compare to Spring & Summer

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