October 2, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #16: October and Autumn

Thirteen Quotes about the Month of October and Autumn

01. "There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

02. "The stillness of October gold, went out like beauty from a face." - E. A. Robinson

03. "October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter." ~Nova Bair

04. "Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!" ~ Humbert Wolfe

05. "Fresh October brings the pheasant, The to gather nuts is pleasant." ~Sara Coleridge

06. "Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods." ~William Allingham

07. “Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night” ~Hal Borland

08. "Autumn is marching on: even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves." ~Otsuyu Nakagawa

09. "Looking on the happy Autumn-fields, An thinking of the days that are no more. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

10. "All things on earth point home in old October: sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken." ~Thomas Wolfe

11. "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

12. "October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."
- George Cooper, October's Party

13. "O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away."
- Robert Frost, October


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  1. Wow..those were awesome. Happy TT. It doesnt feel like Autumn here...100 degrees today. I am soooo ready for a change!

  2. Autumn quotes are always so visual. Strange, what beauty lies in death.

  3. Nice quotes! Happy October and happy TT!

  4. Nice! October is my favorite month.

  5. Very nice, Shannon. That was beautiful: food for the soul. :)

  6. Autumn is truly wonderful...no wonder it has caused poets and writers to wax eloquent about it! Great list!


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