Monday, January 18, 2021

Lingering Autumn

Lingering autumn, even on MLK Day

Emily Bronte wrote this poem for the pre - winter solstice season of longer nights and shorter days. Yet the images remain true even now, on the other side of the solstice divide, when, thankfully, the dreary January days grant us an earlier sunrise and later dusk. Lengthen day and shorten night!

Fall, Leaves, Fall

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

by Emily Bronte (1818–1848)


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International Distress

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