Autumn Poems

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by Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn


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Ageing Schoolmaster
by Vernon Scannell

And now another autumn morning finds me
With chalk dust on my sleeve and in my breath,
Preoccupied with vague, habitual speculation
On the huge inevitability of death.

Not wholly wretched, yet knowing absolutely
That I shall never reacquaint myself with joy,
I sniff the smell of ink and chalk and my mortality
And think of when I rolled, a gormless boy,


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John Barleycorn: A Ballad
by Robert Burns

There was three kings unto the east,
Three kings both great and high,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.

They took a plough and plough'd him down,
Put clods upon his head,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn was dead.


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Song Of The Flower Xxiii
by Khalil Gibran

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.


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Tears, Idle Tears
by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy Autumn-fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.

Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,
That brings our friends up from the underworld,
Sad as the last which reddens over one
That sinks with all we love below the verge;


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Recent Autumn Poems
The Dancing Firelight
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

The flickering, dreamy firelight, does a sultry dance,
Upon the walls of cozy evening, at autumn's arrival.
The fading sun left its memory, the crackling flames;
And bluebird sings sunshine in lush, scented tropics.
The shadows are in rhythm, with the whirling snow,
On the edge of chill November, flying by my window.
In the joy of swift, vivid seasons, blooms are coming,
For when nature's not singing, it's sweetly humming.

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Color Deluged Time
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

In the heart of colorful autumn, skies were colored, too,
for flaming time was getting older, out in the hilly country.
Springtime's budding charm, lends a certain beauty to old age.

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Turning Over a New Leaf
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

beautiful, nostalgic
chilling, harvesting, coloring
halloween, pumpkins, flowers, green
chirping, buzzing changing
lusty, fragrant

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Falling Colors Lately
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Fiery, sunset days of crackling autumn, such colors in trees-
birds of every hue, not to mention vibrantly, cascading leaves!
The bittersweet season's lingering, like moonlight on water.

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In the Arms of Summer
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

hot days unlikely
as colored leaves fall pretty
indian summer

though glimpsing the fall
late summer's still at the gate
love songs in the trees

beautiful encore
a rich hued, bloom revival


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Popular Famous Poets about Autumn
  • Frank O'Hara
    Frank O'Hara (5 poems about Autumn)
    27 March 1926 – 25 July 1966 / Baltimore, Maryland
  • Trumbull Stickney
    Trumbull Stickney (5 poems about Autumn)
    June 20, 1874 – October 11, 1904 / Geneva
  • Matsuo Basho
    Matsuo Basho (4 poems about Autumn)
    1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan
  •  Bai Juyi
    Bai Juyi (3 poems about Autumn)
    772–846 / Taiyuan, Shanxi
  • Dana Gioia
    Dana Gioia (3 poems about Autumn)
    24 December 1950 / Hawthorne, California
  •  Barbara M. Thomas
    Barbara M. Thomas (2 poems about Autumn)
    Lula, Georgia
  • Richard Hugo
    Richard Hugo (2 poems about Autumn)
    1923 - 1982 / Washington / United States
  •  Margot Lindsey
    Margot Lindsey (2 poems about Autumn)
    Los Angeles, California
  •  Mary Jacqueline Simon Moo
    Mary Jacqueline Simon Moo (2 poems about Autumn)
    Jacqueline S. Moore] (1926-2002 / Hannibal, Missouri,
  •  Masaoki Shiki
    Masaoki Shiki (2 poems about Autumn)
    1867 - 1902
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