Tag Archives: Autumn

Fall, Season for Beautiful Depression

Those suffering from depression will find a kindred spirit in this gorgeous St. Vincent Millay poem about autumn.

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Will Warm Days Never Cease?

Changes in climate can cause us to see classic poems in a new light. Case in point: Keats’s “To Autumn.”

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Death Seems Comely at the Fall of the Leaf

The lure of many autumn poems lies in how they focus on a vanishing beauty. Dante Gabriel Rossetti finds death to be “a comely thing/In Autumn at the fall of the leaf.”

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The Maple’s Annual Striptease

Scott Bates describes the trees undergoing a months-long striptease in “Maple Dance.”

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Beholding the Summer Dead before Me

Shakespeare and Swinburne both write powerful poems about autumn.

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Walking Out in the Sun of October

As we enter October, revel in Dylan Thomas’ celebration of the season.

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The Violins of Autumn

I still remember memorizing, as a child in a French school, Paul Verlaine’s deliciously sad “Chanson d’automne.”

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We All Are Falling

A spiritual poem by Rilke about falling leaves.

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In Praise of Irreverent Squirrels

This Scott Bates poem about autumn also captures his irreverence for authority.

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Autumn’s Subterranean Mysteries

Oliver’s “Fall Song” captures the “rich spiced residues” of autumn.

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Autumn Striptease

As Scott Bates sees it, trees in autumn are involved in a joyous striptease.

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