Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More Fall Quotes to Warm You

English: Colton Cross Ancient oaks border the ...English: Colton Cross Ancient oaks border the road at this junction between Ralegh's Cross and Monksilver. The dog has chosen the Coleridge Way which follows the footsteps of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge between Nether Stowey and Porlock. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A hidden fire burns perpetually upon the hearth of the world.... In autumn this great conflagration becomes especially manifest. Then the flame that is slowly and mysteriously consuming every green thing bursts into vivid radiance. Every blade of grass and every leaf in the woodlands is cast into the great oven of Nature; and the bright colours of their fading are literally the flames of their consuming. The golden harvest-fields are glowing in the heart of the furnace.... By this autumn fire God every year purges the floor of nature. All effete substances that have served their purpose in the old form are burnt up. Everywhere God makes sweet and clean the earth with fire. Hugh Macmillan

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
George Cooper, "October's Party"

The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Even though the last few months of the year can be wet and windy, there is just something about autumn that you just can't help but love!