Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "Autumn" by Gladys Harp


Autumn


I am rich today with autumn's gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold;
Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod,
A goldfinch on a milkweed pod,
Huge golden pumpkins in the field
With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield,
Golden apples heavy on the trees
Rivaling those of Hesperides,
Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread
Over all like butter on warm bread;
And the harvest moon will this night unfold
The streams running full of molten gold.
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!

--Gladys Harp


32 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB what a beautiful picture accompanied by a lovely poem....
Thanks for a good start to our morning.
Hugs and Purrs,
Madi and Mom

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent pics and wonderful poetry.

Daisy said...

Lovely poem and pictures today, Betty. :D

The turtles in your header made me laugh. They look kind of like a Barbershop quartet singing a chorus or two. HA HA HA!

Joe Cap said...

Them shore are some mighty fine photos there, young lady!

Seams Inspired said...

Wow! What gorgeous imagery the poet has created. I was wrapped up and lost in all the golden glory. Your snaps go beautifully with the poem. Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday! :o)

Catherine said...

Beautiful poem ~ I wish Autumn lasted longer! :)

Happy November Betty!
xo Catherine

Old Kitty said...

Awww lovely!! Especially the repeat of gold in its many forms!!! Lovely!!! Thank you gorgeous BB!! Take care

Debbie said...

Thank you for this, Betty. I was all frustrated today about how much I have to get done but now I think I'll just be grateful for what a beautiful day I have to do it all in!

Out on the prairie said...

Nice verse,I feel we may lose our season fast.I have frost on my windows in the mornings.

Brian said...

Very nice indeed and burrrrr on the frost thingy!

Baby Sister said...

Beautiful. :) I love fall!!

ds said...

Who, indeed? Thanks for the poem, and the lovely photos (particularly fond of the birches am I). Will be thinking of autumn's gold all day; not a bad thing...

Sara said...

Anyone who includes warm buttered bread in her ode to Fall is my hero :)

roxy said...

Love the photographs and poetry, Betty. Just the Tuesday morning pick me up I needed.

Pearl said...

Beauty is truly everywhere.

Pearl

p.s. Love your turtles!

Jules said...

Had to vote, running late..
Loved the imagery of the poem. I do love the fall :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

DrSoosie said...

thank you Betty...I mean teacher Betty for exposing me to poetry I have yet to read. I love that I learn something while I sit on my computer blogging.

baygirl32 said...

wonderful poem

Marlene said...

Ok. I'll bite. What the heck is a HESPERIDES?

Ann said...

LOL I was thinking the same thing as Marlene. Loved the poem though, it's a shame Autumn doesn't last longer.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful poem, beautifully written.
Thanks for sharing.

Also thanks for your visit and kind comment.

Yvonne.

Lin said...

Betty--I'm digging the new turtle header!! Dang! I want a turtle soooo bad for the pond. I hear they are a pain though. :(

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Me, too. I love the turtles! I love all your photos, though. And the poem. I guess it is all thumbs over here at Chez Chicken

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Happy poem! With plenty of gratitude! It was fun! :)

faye said...

Like the poem and photos..
and the mention of warm butter
on bread means I need some more
toast for the day...

Pat Tillett said...

that is some shocking blue!
nice photos...

Cheeseboy said...

It was a beautiful autumn day here today. That poem was very fitting.

Jimmy said...

Nice Pictures Betty!!

Thank You

SquirrelQueen said...

Brilliant blue skies, a perfect background for autumn colors.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images... Here autumn is definitely closing towards its end...
xoxo

citymouse said...

Very nice. I was paying attention to the signs of fall while I was driving the other day. I was almost overwhelmed by the beauty of where I live. Sometimes I am less than excited about living in the middle of nowhere, but others like that day make up for it. I truly felt blessed.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Gorgeous photos...lovely words...your post rings with peace and joy!!! Thank you! Just popping by to say, "hi!" ~Janine XO