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

6 comments:

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!
    ~Adrienne~

    ReplyDelete
  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!
    Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting on my blog post. I am always happy to hear from blog readers. Your words encourage and inspire me. I am glad you stopped by to share conversation, recipes, ideas, and thoughts on creating a welcoming home.