Sunday, October 14, 2012

October Blooms



Symphyotrichum patens 'Spreading Aster'
Native Missouri wildflower ~ the last of my fall blooms...
A Late Walk

When I go up through the mowing field,
The headless aftermath,
Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.
And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words
A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,
Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.
I end not far from my going forth
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you. 

-Robert Frost




Our World Tuesday
Outdoors Wednesday



11 comments:

  1. How well the poem goes with the photo!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  2. Mine are already gone, so I'll just enjoy yours in Missouri.

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  3. the poem is a beautiful caption for this pretty flower.

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  4. So beautiful and such a lovely poem. I would love for you to visit our blog hop and link up this week. I just love sharing other chicken pages with our peeps!~Melissa

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  5. Lovely photo and poem ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

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  6. A pretty flower and lovely poem. Will be back to look at more of your blog!

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  7. So lovely! The poem was a perfect touch. Thanks for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    Blessings.
    ~Holly

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  8. Flower is so pretty. Poetry adds to the post. Nice job!
    Joyce M

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  9. So sad to see the last of your beautiful blooms. Lovely image and poem pairing!

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