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Alice Cary (Элис Кэри)


October


Not the light of the long blue Summer,
Nor the flowery huntress, Spring,
Nor the chilly and moaning Winter,
Doth peace to my bosom bring,
Like the hazy and red October,
When the woods stand bare and brown,
And into the lap of the south land,
The flowers are blowing down;
When all night long, in the moonlight,
The boughs of the roof-tree chafe,
And the wind, like a wandering poet,
Is singing a mournful waif;
And all day through the cloud-armies,
The sunbeams like sentinels move --
For then in my path first unfolded
The sweet passion-flower of love.

With bosom as pale as the sea-shell,
And soft as the flax unspun,
And locks like the nut-brown shadows
In the light of the sunken sun,
Came the maiden whose wonderful beauty
Enchanted my soul from pain,
And gladdened my heart, that can never,
No, never be happy again.
Away from life's pain and passion,
Away from the cares that blight,
She went like a star that softly
Goes out from the tent of night.
But oft, when the fields of the Autumn
Are warm with the summer beams,
We meet in the mystic shadows
That border the land of dreams.
For seeing my wo through the splendor
That hovers about her above,
She puts from her forehead the glory,
And listens again to my love.



Alice Cary's other poems:
  1. Dissatisfied
  2. The Coming of Night
  3. Little Cyrus
  4. Growing Rich
  5. January


Poems of another poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Edward Thomas (Эдвард Томас) October ("The green elm with the one great bough of gold")
  • Dinah Craik (Дина Крейк) October ("IT is no joy to me to sit")
  • William Bryant (Уильям Брайант) October ("Ay, thou art welcome, heaven’s delicious breath!")
  • Rose Cooke (Роуз Кук) October ("There comes a time of rest to thee")
  • Paul Dunbar (Пол Данбар) October ("OCTOBER is the treasurer of the year")
  • Paul Hayne (Пол Хейн) October ("THE passionate Summer's dead! the sky's a-glow")
  • John Payne (Джон Пейн) October ("OCTOBER, May of the descending days")
  • Hilaire Belloc (Хилар Беллок) October ("Look, how those steep woods on the mountain’s face")
  • Ellis Butler (Эллис Батлер) October ("The forest holds high carnival to-day")
  • Ella Wilcox (Элла Уилкокс) October ("Gone are the Spring and Summer from the year")
  • Elinor Wylie (Элинор Уайли) October ("Beauty has a tarnished dress")
  • Robert Frost (Роберт Фрост) October ("O hushed October morning mild")
  • Ina Coolbrith (Ина Кулбрит) October ("THE summer-rose is dead")
  • Edgar Guest (Эдгар Гест) October ("Days are gettin' shorter an' the air a keener snap")

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