Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Break Beginnings.

"A is for autumn -
blazing colors so bright.
Cider mills, pumpkins,
and Halloween night."

- J is for Jack-O'-Lantern

[Indian corn from the Corner Market near my house]

 My fall break began with pancakes and a new book. Hmmm.
I was planning on writing about my fall plans, of pumpkins and baking and apples.
But I will leave you with a Hopkins poem instead:

"Hurrahing in Harvest" 
Gerard Manley Hopkins

  Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks rise
Around; up above, what wind-walks! what lovely behaviour
Of silk-sack clouds! has wilder, wilful-wavier
Meal-drift moulded ever and melted across skies?

I walk, I lift up, I lift up heart, eyes,
Down all that glory in the heavens to glean our Saviour;
And eyes, heart, what looks, what lips yet give you a
Rapturous love’s greeting of realer, of rounder replies?

And the azurous hung hills are his world-wielding shoulder
Majestic - as a stallion stalwart, very-violet-sweet! -
These things, these things were here and but the beholder
Wanting; which two when they once meet,
The heart rears wings bold and bolder
And hurls for him, O half hurls earth for him off under his feet

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