Goldengrove Unleaving

Margaret, are you grieving

Over Goldengrove unleaving?

autumn1w

Leaves, like the things of man, you

With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?

autumn3wNow no matter, child, the name;

Sorrow’s springs are just the same:

autumn5What heart heard of, ghost guessed:

It is the blight man was born for,

It is Margaret you mourn for.

“Spring and Fall, to a Young Child,” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

–June

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2 Responses to Goldengrove Unleaving

  1. terry grant says:

    Lovely. I was stunned to see the maple trees have started turning when we took our walk this morning. I guess it IS October. I’m just never ready.

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  2. DEL Thomas says:

    Oh, my goodness – autumn has arrived in Portland. I hope you don’t have a drearier winter than usual – some forecasters say we will have an El Nino which means more rain for us, but I don’t know if we will be taking your rain or not. At any rate your lovely autumn leaves are just that – lovely. Del

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