Saturday, September 24, 2011

Moment of Zen: Autumn

Autumn is here and you can certainly feel it. The weather is wonderful here. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, with Lows in the 60s at night. This is the first comfortable day in nearly six months. It probably won’t last long, but I love fall weather. Hopefully, it will continue to get cooler.

To celebrate the Fall Season, here is William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 73” to get you in the mood for Fall.

Sonnet 73

by William Shakespeare (1609)

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.Autumn (2)2
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.


queer heaven said...

Lovely way to start the morning!

Vilges Suola said...

Very bleak poem for a celebration!

silvereagle said...

Best Fall Color Photo I have seen in a very long time!

Jay M. said...

Awesome, Joe. Believe me, I needed this this morning!

Peace <3

Loki's Log said...

Perfect post. Love the pic and poem. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing Joe.

becca said...

what a beautiful view all thse fall colors simply gorgeous

Professor Locs said...

A wonderful celebration of fall. I enjoy your perspective. Keep writing!

JoeBlow said...

Thank you, QH.

VS, it is bleak, but most autumnal poems are. Yet, no matter how bleak there is always beauty in a Shakespearean sonnet.

I have loved this photo since I first saw it, silvereagle.

Thanks, Loki.

Becca, I love the fall colors. It is about the most beautiful time of the year.

Thank you, Professor Locs.