193. I know by autumn’s wizardry on such a day the world can be only a great glad dream for me… ~Eleanor Myers Jewett

The autumn comes, a maiden fair
In slenderness and grace…
In flowers of grasses she is clad;
And as she moves along,
Birds greet her with their cooing glad
Like bracelets’ tinkling song.
~Kalidasa, 5th century Sanskrit poet and dramatist

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A “maiden fair” has autumn most certainly been, but now the gusty, cooler winds of advancing November fray her youthful garments more and more.  The season is growing long in the tooth, and the once slender, grace filled maiden has metamorphosed into a more roughly-hewn grown woman.  Deepening autumn’s brisk caresses and shivering moments continue to take their toll on the landscape, and the growing wildness in her tattered countenance is changing her refined glory into a bewitching, reckless abandon.  Until all her days are gone, however, the saving grace of her now tattered remnants will be the native and ornamental grasses that shift and sigh giving her a new song and her aging visage a pretty, ethereal appearance.

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.  ~Isaiah 40:8  ✝

7 thoughts on “193. I know by autumn’s wizardry on such a day the world can be only a great glad dream for me… ~Eleanor Myers Jewett

  1. Pingback: 193. I know by autumn’s wizardry on such a day the world can be only a great glad dream for me… ~Eleanor Myers Jewett | Sacred Touches

  2. The graceful maiden has turned into a rather dull and grey creature here and I feel the burden of November. What kind of temperatures do you have, Natalie? Your text is very beautiful!

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    • Thank you, Annette, I’m glad you liked it. On a Celsius scale we’ve been between 10 and 20 for several days now. But a cold front is moving in as I wrtie tonight and it’s raining. May have sleet by Sunday. So the rather dull and grey creature you are seeing there will be apparent here by next week. I hope you have a nice weekend. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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    • Since a cold front is moving in tonight and it’s raining and my sleet on Sunday, it will be very, very tattered by next week. Few leaves will be remaining now on any of the trees. Thanks for visiting again. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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