Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn's Gold

 Autumn's gold is summer's goodbye.
Life is beautiful as it dies,
Leaving its joys in the glories for which we vie,
Bidding farewell and heaving a sigh.

 The raw sweet beauty of spring's youth
Gives place to unreserved splendor.
The veil is lifted, and we see all with candor,
For this is the moment of truth.
The crops long planted yield their fruits.
Empty husks won't boast of great things;
Hidden thorns and thistles will not betray their roots.
Only the full ear boldly sings.

 Don't tell me: show me majesty!
Now boasters find no amnesty;
With death at the door, there's no time for travesty.
Day is done and work is over.
 Still the promise speaks in the wind that blows,
Of a beauty we're yet to know,

A bud that shall blossom and a love heaven sows;
From autumn's gold shall rise a seed that shall grow.
© 2014 Bethany Carson

76 comments:

  1. Oooh, pretty! It has been such a beautiful Fall everywhere. :)

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    1. It certainly has--plus we've had great weather with which to enjoy it!

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  2. lovely poem. who is an author, i would like to read more..

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  3. Beautiful, Bethany! And lovely photos too! :)

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    1. It was a beautiful foggy morning! Unfortunately most of the fog had lifted by the time I got to where I wanted to take pictures, but there was a gentle rain.

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  4. Your photos are so pretty and really add to the poem. Beautiful post!

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  5. Just beautiful! Fall is such a special season!

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  6. Great post, beautiful pictures and very poetic words... :)

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  7. Beautiful post, Bethany! Amazing poem and stunning images. Food for the soul and candy for the eyes!

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  8. Beautiful pictures and lovely words, Bethany. Have a great evening!

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  9. Lovely poem, Bethany! And the photos are perfect companions for the poem. Have a wonderful evening!

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    1. Have an awesome evening as well. Thanks!

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  10. Beautiful poem and image Bethany. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  11. Lovely photos and beautiful poem, Bethany!

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  12. Beautiful words and pictures, Bethany. I love the light in the leaves of the third photo!

    Happy Sunday!

    Poppy

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  13. What a beautiful poem. I particularly like

    Don't tell me: show me majesty!
    Now boasters find no amnesty;
    With death at the door, there's no time for travesty.
    Day is done and work is over.

    I just find it bold and full of emotion.

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  14. Thank you for finding me and leaving a comment today about the little boy that was lost. I am your newest follower and will put you on my sidebar so I don't miss any posts. So nice to meet you- xo Diana

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    1. So glad to hear he was found! I went to your blog from the link at Stephanie's to read the story. Nice to meet you as well. Thanks for following!

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  15. A perfect post, Bethany. Thanks so much for sharing. It is beautiful in every way. xx

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  16. Oh those colours are amazing - beautiful photography Bethany!
    Enjoy your week!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  17. Good morning Bethany! Isn't fall wonderful!? The most beautiful time of the year.

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    1. Agreed! The first green of spring is also extremely beautiful...just because it has been missed so badly! But autumn takes first prize as most spectacularly lovely.

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  18. So glad I found your blog this morning. Autumn shares such beauty with us as do your photos and words.

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  19. What a beautiful poem and the photos are wonderful. I enjoyed this very much.

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  20. Beautiful poem and photo. I am looking forward to the changing of the seasons.

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    1. I enjoy 3 of the 4 season changes as well! Still haven't developed a taste for the frigid though ;)

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  21. Gorgeous photos Bethany! My favorite part of your poem were these lines: "Still the promise speaks in the wind that blows, Of a beauty we're yet to know. A bud that shall blossom and a love heaven sows, From autumn's gold shall rise a seed that shall grow." Very meaningful.
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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    1. Interesting to know what part you like best! Blessings to you as well, Aimee!

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  22. Wonderful autumn photos. Have a great day!

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  23. You definitely captured fall, both in the words and in the photos!

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  24. Absolutely stunning gorgeous! Great poem too!

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  25. How lovely! We still have a few blooms around too!

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  26. Lovely words and picture! Happy Autumn!

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  27. Are those carnations? They're so crisp and pretty!

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  28. such beautiful words and your images are lovely!! it's a wonderful time of the year!!

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  29. oh my goodness, you wrote this?! wow. your words and images are positively stunning.
    i especially love the maple leaves and soybean plants. that is midwestern fall right there. i just love how you captured it.
    very well done, Bethany!!
    -Abigail

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    1. Thank you Abigail! If I only had a photo of a corn field, that would really make it a Midwestern fall!

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  30. Beautiful, and your pictures are exquisite!

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  31. Beautiful images and poem, Bethany! You have a way with words. Have a great weekend!

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  32. Great shots of autumn.
    The poem is beautiful.
    I wish you a very good weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. A wonderful week to you, Irma! God bless.

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  33. Aunque mi estación favorita es la Primavera, no dejo de reconocer que el Otoño aunque es el preámbulo del crudo y largo invierno, tiene mucho encanto, como el olor a tierra húmeda, el color de los bosques, y muchos matices propios de esta estación.
    Me ha encantado esta entrada.
    Un cordial saludo.

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  34. Exquisite photography and beautiful prose...

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