An Autumn Poem. - The Magic Onions

An Autumn Poem.

Photos by Dovie Moon
by Hellen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

      THE golden-rod is yellow;
      The corn is turning brown;
      The trees in apple orchards
      With fruit are bending down.
      The gentian’s bluest fringes
      Are curling in the sun;
      In dusty pods the milkweed
      Its hidden silk has spun.
      The sedges flaunt their harvest,
      In every meadow nook;
      And asters by the brook-side
      Make asters in the brook.
      From dewy lanes at morning
      The grapes’ sweet odors rise;
      At noon the roads all flutter
      With yellow butterflies.
      By all these lovely tokens
      September days are here,
      With summer’s best of weather,
      And autumn’s best of cheer.
      But none of all this beauty
      Which floods the earth and air
      Is unto me the secret
      Which makes September fair.
      ‘T is a thing which I remember;
      To name it thrills me yet:
      One day of one September
      I never can forget.

Blessings and magic for a super September,

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. ooooh I’m ready for a beautiful fall! lovely!

  2. just beautiful. i am looking forward to my favorite season!

  3. A lovely Fall poem so perfect.

  4. Donni this is so beautiful! It is going in my binder this morning of beautiful poetry to read with my little ones this month

  5. It’s such a lovely poem. Funny thing is,that I was looking for a poem to go on my blog this morning and as I was looking I read this poem. Happy Autumn. Interesting that the same poem should come up twice in a day. I chose a different one though. Be well.

  6. How SPOOKY!!!
    I was on the hunt for a lovely Autumn poem this morning and found this one too. i loved it! Printed it out an some Autum printed paper and added a nice autumn leaf from the garden and laminated it all.

    great minds think alike!!

  7. beautiful!

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