Goldengrove Unleaving

Margaret, are you grieving

Over Goldengrove unleaving?


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


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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.


  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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