Monthly Archives: October 2015

October Offerings – Part XXX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.” – Thomas Hood Below – Yiming Hu: “Autumn Morning and Mist” “Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXIX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.” – Helen Hunt Jackson “The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXVIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“Autumn is my spring!” ― August Strindberg “The summer ended. Day by day, and taking its time, the summer ended. The noises in the street began to change, diminish, voices became fewer, the music sparse. Daily, blocks and blocks of … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXVII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“It was still late summer elsewhere, but here, high in Appalachia, fall was coming; for the last three mornings, she’d been able to see her breath. The woods, which started twenty feet back from her backdoor like a solid wall, … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXVI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“Yet in the blood of man there is a tide, an old sea-current rather, that is somehow akin to the twilight, which brings him rumours of beauty from however far away, as driftwood is found at sea from islands not … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“Spring blossoms are fairy tales, autumn leaves are tragic dramas.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan “Lady Autumn, Queen of the Harvest, I have seen You in the setting Sun with Your long auburn tresses… You sit upon Your throne and watch … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXIV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of completion; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with Autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“After the leaves have fallen, we return To a plain sense of things…. It is difficult even to choose the adjective For this blank cold, this sadness without cause…” – Wallace Stevens Below – Stanley Spencer: “Farm Pond” A Poem … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“There is a harmony In autumn, and a luster in its sky…” – Percy Bysshe Shelley A Poem for Today “Three a.m.,” By Jill McDonough Our cabdriver tells us how Somalia is better than here because in Islam we execute … Continue reading

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October Offerings – Part XXI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

“Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.” – Walt Whitman “The magic of autumn has seized the countryside; now that the sun isn’t ripening anything it shines for the sake of the golden age; for the … Continue reading

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