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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Besides the Autumn poets sing


Besides theAutumn poets sing(131)

Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886

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, Oh Lord, a sunny mind - 
Thy windy will to bear!