Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Carl Sandburg: "Autumn Movement"

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the
       copper sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the
       taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of
       holes, new beautiful things come in the first spit of
       snow on the northwest wind, and the old things go,
       not one lasts.

"Autumn Movement" by Carl Sandburg. Published in Poetry (October, 1918).  

Art credit: "Yellow Cornflowers," photograph taken at Brisbane City Botanic Garden, Australia, November 7, 2010, by Hopeisland.

1 comment :

  1. Perfect "fall" sentiments... Luckily these things last long enough to continue the process....


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