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Wild Peaches - Poem by Elinor Morton Wylie


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.


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.


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.


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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