Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quote of the Day (Edward Thomas on October, ‘Warm to the Gaze’)

“The rich scene has grown fresh again and new
As Spring and to the touch is not more cool
Than it is warm to the gaze; and now I might
As happy be as earth is beautiful,
Were I some other or with earth could turn
In alternation of violet and rose,
Harebell and snowdrop, at their season due,
And gorse that has no time not to be gay.”—Edward Thomas (1878-1917), from “October

(Photo taken on a trip to Valley Forge National Historic Park, in eastern Pennsylvania, last October.)

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