Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Poetry Post

Hanging Yellow Leaf

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That Time of Year thou mayst in me Behold
BY William Shakespeare

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see'st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire,
Consum'd with that which it was nourish'd by.
This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.


  1. Hot shower & stretching got about half of the stiffness out of my back. The usual Sunday routine will get most of the rest, then I get to do it all over again this afternoon! ;-)

    We get a small handful of trick or treaters here. Always have plenty of candy left.

    But this morning, the two little monsters (Mason & Skylar) running around are enough!

  2. I never used to get trick or treaters when I lived in apartments but when I moved here (townhouse) I thought I would. My first Halloween I bought a huge bag of candy from Costco then at the last minute bought a second one.

    I had 6 people come. My candy went to work and I learned to scale down.

    I don't like costumes myself but Halloween was a great time for me as a kid and I love to see kids enjoying it. We had a great time yesterday even if it was very brief. And the oldest got to be there which was the whole point.

    So happy Halloween all.

  3. Nice sonnet, Jim. I always thought of winter not as the season of death but as a slumber for the reawakening which is spring.

    I love Fall. I think I've stated it several times here. I become more energized. Bake more. Create more. Fall is when we start tucking everything away for the upcoming Winter. When we start filling our cupboards with either goodies or stuff to see us through the hard season. More so, I love the leaves turning red. The dried, fallen leaves doing somersaults on my driveway.

    As to Halloween... must be the theatrical nut in me. Living in Navy housing, we'd get so many trick or treaters. Civilian kids would come to our housing, too. We'd have to buy at least 10 bags of candy and that would only last 2 hours. Ours here is about 30 kids. Some years is less than ten, one year there was about 100. So who knows.

    I bought a bag of stuff I don't like. The second bag is Almond Joys. In case, there isn't enough tricksters out there, we'll eat em up with school lunches and late night binges.

    If I have a ton of candy left over, I'll take it down to #Occupy. :)

  4. Don't like costumes because folks expect you to act like what you're dressed as, and I don't enjoy acting like anyone but me - that's hard enough! No clue if we'll get trick or treaters here - big complex, but kind of anonymous doors, so...

    Love the last line, JimF.

    Busy weekend, but loads of fun. Now bed....night, all.