Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Rose is Out of Town

"The morns are meeker than they were,

The nuts are getting brown;

The berry's cheek is plumper,

The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,

The field a scarlet gown.

Lest I should be old-fashioned,

I'll put a trinket on."

by Emily Dickinson

Sparks Lake, Oregon 2012


  1. One of Emily's happier poems! (She's a favorite of mine.)

  2. I love Emily Dickinson's poetry - and this one is just right for the season! The roses in my yard haven't quite left town yet!

  3. Love it!, thanks for the share... I memorized this poem in third grade ( well over 40 years ago) and the dance of God's colors every year brings it to mind..... I just can't help myself!

  4. My roses have bloomed. It'll be the last blooming and oh how glad that I am that they didn't get bit by the frost. Emily was so good with metaphors.

  5. Brandon's photos have been beautiful lately.
    There is still a bit of color left in the garden, but soon the rose will leave town here too.


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