1429. Autumn, meek and lackluster, came…

late with little rain to its credit,
and now the time draws near
for winter’s arrival, leaving me wondering
if it too will be mild and characterless.

Nevertheless…

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To-day I think
Only with scents, – scents dead leaves yield,
And bracken, and wild carrot’s seed,
And the square mustard field;

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Odours that rise
When the spade wounds the root of tree,
Rose, currant, raspberry, or goutweed,
Rhubarb or celery;

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The smoke’s smell, too,
Flowing from where a bonfire burns
The dead, the waste, the dangerous,
And all to sweetness turns.

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It is enough
To smell, to crumble the dark earth,
While the robin sings over again
Sad songs of Autumn mirth.

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~”Digging,” a poem byz
Edward Thomas

And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. ~Hebrews 7:7

**Images via Pixabay

 

12 thoughts on “1429. Autumn, meek and lackluster, came…

  1. I was thinking yesterday when we were told that our county was one of two in Georgia that has far exceeded the total inches of snow last week as compared to the Blizzard of 93 that here it is, still Fall. For winter doesn’t officially arrive until next week…so if this is how fall decides to end, what shall her competing seasons offer….I suppose we shall have to simply wait to see…..and boy does the peony look all sad again…but now I know its a resurrection plant 🙂 thanks to you!!!!!

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