Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

Autumn Continues

October 11, 2011 - 7:02 pm 1,023 Comments
Autumn Leaves In Berkshire

Autumn Leaves In Berkshire

The sun has been shining, the wind has been blowing – but it feels quite mild today. We thought of this poem as we watched the sun disappear behind the russet leaved trees today…

A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.
T.E Hulme

The Season Of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

October 10, 2011 - 12:56 pm 1,006 Comments

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

It certainly is as Keats described here in Berkshire today – we will certainly be wrapping up warm to venture out later on with ‘the Chairman and Board’.
We were reminded of this great campaign from White Stuff. We may not go as far as wearing a
tea-cosy on our head yet – but will bear it in mind as the dark, winter nights draw in further!

White Stuff, A/W 2011 - Wear a tea cosy!

White Stuff, A/W 2011 - Wear a tea cosy!