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Autumn

In the dreamy silence
Of the afternoon, a
Cloth of gold is woven
Over wood and prairie;
And the jaybird, newly
Fallen from the heaven,
Scatters cordial greetings,
And the air is filled with
Scarlet leaves, that, dropping,
Rise again, as ever,
With a useless sigh for
Rest—and it is Autumn.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on November 6, 2021, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem


"Autumn" appeared in The Poems of Alexander Lawrence Posey (Crane & Co., 1910).

Author


Alexander Posey

Alexander Posey, born August 3, 1873, was a Muskogee Creek poet, journalist, and humorist known for his poems and Fus Fixico letters.

Date Published: 1910-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/autumn-6