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Poem by William Cullen Bryant


October


Ay, thou art welcome, heavens delicious breath! 
When woods begin to wear the crimson leaf, 
And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief 
And the year smiles as it draws near its death. 
Wind of the sunny south! oh, still delay 
In the gay woods and in the golden air, 
Like to a good old age released from care, 
Journeying, in long serenity, away. 
In such a bright, late quiet, would that I 
Might wear out life like thee, mid bowers and brooks 
And dearer yet, the sunshine of kind looks, 
And music of kind voices ever nigh; 
And when my last sand twinkled in the glass, 
Pass silently from men, as thou dost pass.



William Cullen Bryant


William Cullen Bryant's other poems:
  1. The West Wind
  2. Lines on Revisiting the Country
  3. To a Cloud
  4. Summer Wind
  5. A Song of Pitcairns Island


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Edward Thomas October ("The green elm with the one great bough of gold")
  • Dinah Craik October ("IT is no joy to me to sit")
  • Rose Cooke October ("There comes a time of rest to thee")
  • Paul Dunbar October ("OCTOBER is the treasurer of the year")
  • Paul Hayne October ("THE passionate Summer's dead! the sky's a-glow")
  • John Payne October ("OCTOBER, May of the descending days")
  • Hilaire Belloc October ("Look, how those steep woods on the mountains face")
  • Ellis Butler October ("The forest holds high carnival to-day")
  • Ella Wilcox October ("Gone are the Spring and Summer from the year")
  • Elinor Wylie October ("Beauty has a tarnished dress")
  • Robert Frost October ("O hushed October morning mild")
  • Ina Coolbrith October ("THE summer-rose is dead")
  • Edgar Guest October ("Days are gettin' shorter an' the air a keener snap")

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