Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun…

Thinking of titles for this post of photos I took today at Westonbirt Arboretum as emerald Summer begins to make way for ruby and tigers eye Autumn, I found myself googling “poems about Autumn” and “poems about September”. I came across a really lovely selection of poems and quotes in gardendigest.com and feel the need to share a little with you:

“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
–  Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885

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“Crown’d with the sickle, and the sheaten sheaf,
While Autumn, nodding o’er the yellow plain,
Comes jovial on.”
–  James Thomson, Autumn, 1730

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“For summer there, bear in mind, is a loitering gossip, that only begins to talk of leaving when September rises to go.”
–  George Washington Cable

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“The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet.”
–  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

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“Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun, which illumines all creatures, as well when they rest as when they toil,
not without a feeling of gratitude; whose life is as blameless, how blameworthy soever it may be, on the Lord’s Mona-day as
on his Suna-day.”
–  Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862

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