Poem of the Week: An Autumn Evening by L.M. Montgomery

12 October 2012

Gathering Autumn Joys by Breezy Brookshire
Autumn has been featuring prominently in many poems I've shared lately, as I'm sure you've noticed. I'm terribly sorry, but I can't seem to help it. Autumn is the amber-gem in the year's woven crown, and nothing thrills my soul so much as poetry about bonfires, crunching leaves, azure skies, and mugs of tea to warm chill fingers. With that thought in mind, I hope you enjoy our dear Lucy Maud Montgomery's tribute to this golden time of year.

An Autumn Evening
By L.M. Montgomery

Dark hills against a hollow crocus sky
Scarfed with its crimson pennons, and below 
The dome of sunset long, hushed valleys lie
Cradling the twilight, where the lone winds blow 
And wake among the harps of leafless trees 
Fantastic runes and mournful melodies. 

The chilly purple air is threaded through
With silver from the rising moon afar, 
And from a gulf of clear, unfathomed blue
In the southwest glimmers a great gold star 
Above the darkening druid glens of fir 
Where beckoning boughs and elfin voices stir. 

And so I wander through the shadows still,
And look and listen with a rapt delight, 
Pausing again and yet again at will
To drink the elusive beauty of the night, 
Until my soul is filled, as some deep cup, 
That with divine enchantment is brimmed up.

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4 epistles:

  1. Beautiful poem you picked, Elizabeth! Lucy's choice of words are thrilling and inspiring to a writer's heart, as well as yours too. ;)

  2. I love this. This is Autumn and Lucy at her best. <3 Thanks for sharing it--I hadn't read this one yet. :)

  3. Poems like this gorgeous one are so delightful!


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