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Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver

Monday, September 23, 2019

Song for Autumn

In the deep fall
don’t you imagine the leaves think how
comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind? And don’t you think
the trees themselves, especially those with mossy,
warm caves, begin to think

of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep
inside their bodies? And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow? The pond
vanishes, and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its
bellows. And at evening especially,
the piled firewood shifts a little,
longing to be on its way.

I love this autumn poem by Mary Oliver. It reminds me of stability, longing as the season changes. It is all ok for winter to come. There are so many wonderful things to happen as we move into a new season.

I hope we all "touch the earth" and may the changing of the seasons be a good one for all of us striving for good health.
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    Thank you! I love this poem too and almost everything about the outdoors!
    140 days ago
    The wind was definitely pumping its bellows here today! Lovely imagery!

    147 days ago
    It's beautiful, Bill and a wonderful way to bring in Autumn.
    Thank you.
    153 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I liked this poem a lot. I actually copied it and shared it with a couple of friends of mine. Thanks so much for your blog today. We here in MI know that winter will be here soon enough. Time to enjoy this season for everything that it gives us. emoticon emoticon
    153 days ago
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