I am the autumnal sun , Henry David Thoreau

I am the autumnal sun , Henry David Thoreau

I am the autumnal sun,

With autumn gales my race is run;

When will the hazel put forth its flowers,

Or the grape ripen under my bowers?

When will the harvest or the hunter’s moon

Turn my midnight into mid-noon?

I am all sere and yellow,

And to my core mellow.

The mast is dropping within my woods,

The winter is lurking within my moods,

And the rustling of the withered leaf

Is the constant music of my grief.

This entry was posted in Rajini Rao. Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to I am the autumnal sun , Henry David Thoreau


  1. Intense..like it very very much…thanks Rajini Rao …smile

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    Last of the flowers in my garden, Kershaw Rustomji . Waiting for the hard frost to hit.


  3. Rajini Rao They are beautiful.. i miss the fields and the gardens…gave me a touch of it …and one day i will read your post here…saying…here comes the first flower …smiling

  4. Sherri Vance says:


    A scientist who posts Thoreau. You’re wonderful!


  5. Nice photos Rajini Rao and a nice garden you have there

  6. Tom Lee says:


    Poems, flowers, bees, nature, the sun,…you’re probably a romantic person too. Rajini Rao . Oh, and don’t forget classic rock either! 🙂

  7. Rajini Rao says:


    Hah, Tom Lee , all of the above but not romantic in the least. Lady scientists are level headed and wisely pragmatic 🙂

  8. Tom Lee says:


    Rajini Rao So lady scientists don’t feel like they’re missing something that could warm their hearts once in a while? Are you sure they are all like that? Just curious. Hmm…

  9. Rajini Rao says:


    Tom Lee , Shakespeare was likely thinking of the lady scientist when he said, “O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.” 🙂

  10. Tom Lee says:


    Rajini Rao Nice. Now bringing Shakes into the picture. So my curiosity is answered. That muse of fire does exist after all. Hehe.

  11. Peying Fong says:


    More from Rilke:


    “Command the fruits to swell on tree and vine;


    grant them a few more warm transparent days,


    urge them on to fullfillment then, and press


    the final sweetness into the heavy wine.”


    oh yeah…!

  12. Rajini Rao says:


    Lovely, Peying, thank you!


  13. Beautiful post Rajni, made me scribble this: As the leaves fall and the music rises, the sun is ready to set…..and set to rise again!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s