Autumn – Five Classic Poems

October 18, 2013



Autumn Poems

It’s been refreshing to have an actual autumn season here in Indianapolis this year, a pause between the scorching heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter. In celebration, we offer five of our favorite fall poems.


Besides the Autumn Poets Sing
Emily Dickinson


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BESIDES the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
A few incisive mornings,
A few ascetic eves,—
Gone Mr. Bryant’s golden-rod,
And Mr. Thomson’s sheaves.
Still is the bustle in the brook,
Sealed are the spicy valves;
Mesmeric fingers softly touch
The eyes of many elves.
Perhaps a squirrel may remain,
My sentiments to share.
Grant me, O Lord, a sunny mind,
Thy windy will to bear!
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