Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome Autumn

Fall arrives on the Domain of the University of the South in Sewanee.


O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose elaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost--
For the grapes' sake along the all.
~October, by Robert Frost


Sewanee's campus is beautiful in the fall, and I love to watch the colors change outside my office window.

Welcome, October, my favorite month of the year.

4 comments:

Miss Jen said...

Beautiful.....

Happy October to you!

With Much Love~ Miss Jen

Odessa said...

I totally agree! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. =)

Odessa from California

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Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful fall photos dreary day here !