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Wild Peaches - Poem by Elinor Morton Wylie

1

When the world turns completely upside down
You say we'll emigrate to the Eastern Shore
Aboard a river-boat from Baltimore;
We'll live among wild peach trees, miles from town,
You'll wear a coonskin cap, and I a gown
Homespun, dyed butternut's dark gold colour.
Lost, like your lotus-eating ancestor,
We'll swim in milk and honey till we drown.

The winter will be short, the summer long,
The autumn amber-hued, sunny and hot,
Tasting of cider and of scuppernong;
All seasons sweet, but autumn best of all.
The squirrels in their silver fur will fall
Like falling leaves, like fruit, before your shot.

2

The autumn frosts will lie upon the grass
Like bloom on grapes of purple-brown and gold.
The misted early mornings will be cold;
The little puddles will be roofed with glass.
The sun, which burns from copper into brass,
Melts these at noon, and makes the boys unfold
Their knitted mufflers; full as they can hold
Fat pockets dribble chestnuts as they pass.

Peaches grow wild, and pigs can live in clover;
A barrel of salted herrings lasts a year;
The spring begins before the winter's over.
By February you may find the skins
Of garter snakes and water moccasins
Dwindled and harsh, dead-white and cloudy-clear.

3

When April pours the colours of a shell
Upon the hills, when every little creek
Is shot with silver from the Chesapeake
In shoals new-minted by the ocean swell,
When strawberries go begging, and the sleek
Blue plums lie open to the blackbird's beak,
We shall live well -- we shall live very well.

The months between the cherries and the peaches
Are brimming cornucopias which spill
Fruits red and purple, sombre-bloomed and black;
Then, down rich fields and frosty river beaches
We'll trample bright persimmons, while you kill
Bronze partridge, speckled quail, and canvasback.

4

Down to the Puritan marrow of my bones
There's something in this richness that I hate.
I love the look, austere, immaculate,
Of landscapes drawn in pearly monotones.
There's something in my very blood that owns
Bare hills, cold silver on a sky of slate,
A thread of water, churned to milky spate
Streaming through slanted pastures fenced with stones.

I love those skies, thin blue or snowy gray,
Those fields sparse-planted, rendering meagre sheaves;
That spring, briefer than apple-blossom's breath,
Summer, so much too beautiful to stay,
Swift autumn, like a bonfire of leaves,
And sleepy winter, like the sleep of death.


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Poems About Autumn

  1. 1. Wild Peaches , Elinor Morton Wylie
  2. 2. Chant D'Automne (Song Of Autumn) , Charles Baudelaire
  3. 3. ! ! It's The Tattered End Of Autumn , Alison Cassidy
  4. 4. ! Pooh Bear Learns About Enjambment , Michael Shepherd
  5. 5. Immortal Autumn , Archibald MacLeish
  6. 6. Autumn , David Wood
  7. 7. Dolor Of Autumn , David Herbert Lawrence
  8. 8. Autumn Swing , Unwritten Soul
  9. 9. George Edmunds' Song , Charles Dickens
  10. 10. Autumn Thoughts, Sent Far Away , Bai Juyi
  11. 11. Parfum Exotique (Exotic Perfume) , Charles Baudelaire
  12. 12. Autumn Is Singing In The Hills , Alison Cassidy
  13. 13. Autumn Leaves , Sadiqullah Khan
  14. 14. Autumnal , Katharine Tynan
  15. 15. Autumn Love , GREENWOLFE 1962
  16. 16. Forests Of Autumn , Laurie hill
  17. 17. Word Of Autumn. , Fay Slimm
  18. 18. Autumn...Will Never Be The Same , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  19. 19. Autumn On The Horizon , Joseph T. Renaldi
  20. 20. Life Is Lovely All The Year , William Schwenck Gilbert
  21. 21. L'Ennemi (The Enemy) , Charles Baudelaire
  22. 22. The Spring—time, O The Spring--Time , Alfred Austin
  23. 23. The Golden Year! , Alfred Austin
  24. 24. Autumn Winds , Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
  25. 25. Awesomeness Of Autumn , John Knight
  26. 26. Autumn’s Glow , Marilyn Lott
  27. 27. ! Autumn In The Northerm Hemisphere, Spr.. , Michael Shepherd
  28. 28. 0195 Autumn Gardener , Michael Shepherd
  29. 29. Autumn In July , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  30. 30. Beautiful Leaves Of Autumn , Seema Chowdhury
  31. 31. Pessimism , Edith Nesbit
  32. 32. The Autumn Wind , Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Nor ..
  33. 33. The Red Rose , Abdul Sattar
  34. 34. Sister's Garden , Georg Trakl
  35. 35. The Autumn Melody ~ (Semodgomis .. , Tsira Gogeshvili
  36. 36. Autumn Leaves Changing Colors , Seema Chowdhury
  37. 37. Picture Songs , George MacDonald
  38. 38. Accent Of The Autumn - Tanka , Dagmara Anna AuraDagimar
  39. 39. Days Like This...Remind Me Of You , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  40. 40. Autumn Song , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  41. 41. A Day Like No Other... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  42. 42. Autumn , Indira Renganathan
  43. 43. I Have Seen Autumn , Shogunoka Ledesma III
  44. 44. The Sign , Guillaume Apollinaire
  45. 45. Autumn , Sheila Butterfly
  46. 46. Three Years Without Winter , PEF (PEF)
  47. 47. Remembers Of The Life Time , Ioan Rusu
  48. 48. Wind O' The Autumn , William Henry Ogilvie
  49. 49. Autumn Feels , Catrina Heart
  50. 50. Autumn In July (Rated In Group) , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
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