"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn,
Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn." — Thomas Hood (1799-1845), “Autumn,” from The Poetical Works Of Thomas Hood (1861)
I took the accompanying photo last fall at Nyack Beach State Park, in Rockland County, NY.