Friday, September 19, 2008

"To Autumn"

It was on this day in 1819 that John Keats wrote the last of his odes, "To Autumn," which the critic Harold Bloom called "as close to perfect as any shorter poem in the English Language." The ode begins:

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core

Now, think about that.  The world isn't coming to an end.  It's Friday - plan a rejuvenating weekend.

Go out into the country, find an orchard, pick some apples, buy some fresh cheese, a good bottle of wine, and enjoy your life.  It's a very precious gift.


Video Of The Week

Blog Subjects

Our Blogger Templates Web Design

  © Blogger template Brooklyn by 2008

Back to TOP