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Featured Poem: Besides the Autumn Poets Sing by Emily Dickinson

Written by Francesca Dolan, 1st November 2021

Today's Featured Poem is brought to you by The Reader's Erin Carlstrom. This poem is about the visual changes that occur during the autumn months whilst touching on the effects that the seasonal transitions have on the human mind.

Besides the Autumn Poets Sing 

Besides the Autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze -

A few incisive mornings -
A few Ascetic eves -
Gone - Mr Bryant's "Golden Rod" -
And Mr Thomson's "sheaves."

Still, is the bustle in the brook -
Sealed are the spicy valves -
Mesmeric fingers softly touch
The eyes of many Elves -

Perhaps a squirrel may remain -
My sentiments to share -
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind -
Thy windy will to bear!

By Emily Dickinson 

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