Tuesday, 27 October 2009

A Vagabond Song (1901)

by Canadian poet Bliss Carman (1861 - 1929).

There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood--
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellows and the purple and the crimson keeping time.

Photo Stan Ciszek

The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry
Of bugles going by.
And my lonely spirit thrills
To see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills.

Photo Elliot Teskey

There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir;
We must rise and follow her,
When from every hill of flame
She calls and calls each vagabond by name.

Photo Jack A. Napes

1 comment:

  1. Loved the poem - moving - sad, touching. And of course the photos are glorious!