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Saturday, April 26, 2014

POEMS OF GREAT POETS# AUTUMN: POEM BY JAMES THOMSON

AUTUMN

But see the fading many-coloured woods,
Shade deepening over shade, the country round
Imbrown; a crowded umbrage dusk and dun,
Of every hue, from wan declining green
To sooty dark. These now the lonesome muse,
Low whisphering , lead into their leaf-strawn walks,
And give the season in its latest view.
Meantime light shadowing all, a sober calm
Fleeces unbounded ether: whose least wave
Stands tremulous, uncertain where to turn
The gentle current; while illumined wide
The dewy-skirted clouds imbibe the sun
And through their lucid veil his softened force,
Shed o'er the peaceful world...
James Thomson
1700-1748

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