Autumn, Roy Geronimo
Autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which has drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling. She occupied her mind as much as possible in such like musings and quotations…
—Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
—William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Besides the Autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze…
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind—
Thy windy will to bear!
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)