Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Symphony - Halloween


October is a symphony of permanence and change.
~Bonaro W. Overstreet


Happy Halloween Everyone!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Leaf Speaks


Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
~Emily Bronte

Monday, October 29, 2007

Trees Stand


A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. ~e. e. cummings

Friday, October 26, 2007

Autumn Sunshine


I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Torch


Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. ~Faith Baldwin

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Decay


Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. ~Robert Browning

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Yellow Floating


I, a light canoe will build me... that shall float upon the river, like a yellow leaf of autumn, like a yellow water lily! ~Hiawatha

Monday, October 22, 2007

Autumn Poets Sing


Besides the autumn poets sing,

A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.

~Emily Dickinson

Friday, October 19, 2007

Golden Autumn Days



Yellow, mellow, ripened days,
Sheltered in a golden coating;
O'er the dreamy, listless haze,
White and dainty cloudlets floating;
Winking at the blushing trees,
And the sombre, furrowed fallow;
Smiling at the airy ease,
Of the southward flying swallow,
Sweet and smiling are thy ways,
Beauteous, golden Autumn days


~Will Carleton

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Perfect Memory


It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
~P. D. James

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Autumnal Face


No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.
~John Donne

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Autumn Rain


My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane. ~Robert Frost

Monday, October 15, 2007

Scattering


For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
~Edwin Way Teale

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Winds


The winds give me
Enough fallen leaves
To make a fire

~Ryokan

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Impermanence


We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
~Zhuangzi

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Leaves Turn


Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Monday, October 08, 2007

Leaf a Flower


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~Albert Camus

Friday, October 05, 2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Successive Autumns


Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Restlessness


I've never known anyone yet who doesn't suffer a certain restlessness when autumn rolls around... We're all eight years old again and anything is possible. ~Sue Grafton

Monday, October 01, 2007

October


Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~Carol Bishop Hipps