Dec 26, 2008

I Am The Autumnal Sun

-Henry David Thoreau
--Sometimes a mortal feels in himself
Nature --
not his Father
but his Mother
stirs within him,
and he becomes immortal
with her immortality.
From time to time
she claims kindredship with us,
and some globule from her veins
steals up into our own.
I am the autumnal sun,
With autumn gales my race is run;
When will the hazel put forth its flowers,
Or the grape ripen under my bowers?
When will the harvest or the hunter's moon
Turn my midnight into mid-noon?
I am all sere and yellow,
And to my core mellow.
The mast is dropping within my woods,
The winter is lurking within my moods,
And the rustling of the withered leaf
Is the constant music of my grief...

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