Thursday, August 27, 2015

Soulfood Fridays: Secrets Revealed

It has happened.  The same tree, by the same wall, on the same branch once again.  I wait for it every year.  It is a bit of a guessing waiting for a surprise.......and it makes me so happy every single time.  A peek of future fire revealed in one clump of green leaves.  As if it were saying, "Let's go now, let's go now, let's go now!" to the other branches and they whisper back, "Not yet!"  But too late!  POOF!  The exuberance of autumn like a flush of pleasure on a summer tree's face.  
And I would be remiss if I did not 
celebrate with an homage to the very succinct and very apt words of the Belle of Amherst.  I sit on my wall and hum it to myself and to the tree.  Eldest Child has put it to music for me.  It's lovely.  Here it is for you to hear.  I hope you love it too.  Hurry Autumn!

The morns are meeker than they were
The nuts are getting brown
The berry's cheek is plumper
The rose is out of town

The maple wears a gayer scarf
The field a scarlet gown
Lest I sh'd be old-fashioned
I'll put a trinket on.

-Emily Dickinson


  1. beautiful! your son's voice is wonderful. <3

  2. What a beautiful piece of music. I love it when the first leaves on our garden trees turn from green to gold. Thanks for linking up :)

  3. just lovely....... xxxx

  4. You are drew a perfect picture of one in anticipation! How lovely it is! Wishing you a grand weekend1

  5. Have you ever read October by Robert Frost? It is one of my very favorites.

  6. I haven't read it, but now I will look it up. Thank you for stopping by!