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To Autumn by John Keats

To Autumn by John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
ย ย ย Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
ย ย ย With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
ย ย ย And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
ย ย ย ย ย ย To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
ย ย ย With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
ย ย ย ย ย ย For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
ย ย ย Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
ย ย ย Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,
ย ย ย Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
ย ย ย ย ย ย Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
ย ย ย Steady thy laden head across a brook;
ย ย ย Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
ย ย ย ย ย ย Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
Where are the songs of spring? Ay, Where are they?
ย ย ย Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,โ€”
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
ย ย ย And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
ย ย ย Among the river sallows, borne aloft
ย ย ย ย ย ย Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
ย ย ย Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
ย ย ย The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;

ย ย ย ย ย ย And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Changing Leaves, Changing Light
Teri Skultety

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