Tuesday, October 8, 2013

September Showers


April showers may bring May flowers,
but September's bring toadstools
 and I'm more than alright with that. 

~~~

There's a thing that grows by the fainting flower,
And spring in the shade of the lady's bower;
The lily shrinks, and the rose turns pale,
When they feel its breath in the summer gale,
And the tulip curls its leaves in pride,
And the blue-eyed violet starts aside;
But the lily may flaunt, and the tulip stare,
For what does the honest toadstool care?
She does not glow in a painted vest,
And she never blooms on the maiden's breast;
But she comes, as the saintly sisters do,
In a modest suit of Quaker hue.
And, when the stars in the evening skies
Are weeping dew from their gentle eyes,
The toad comes out from his hermit cell,
The tale of his faithful love to tell.

~~~

The Toadstool by Oliver Wendell Holmes



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16 comments:

Lynne said...

I like this line of the OWH poem . . .
". . . In a modest suit of Quaker hue . . . "
Loved the photo . . .

I will be away . . . and I will be remembering you . . .
Love, Lynne

Viv@within the Frame said...

Lovely poem and a suitably Autumnal photograph.

Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely image!

Terri Buster said...

Very nice!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a toasted honey bun or something. :)

Buttons said...

Oh Andrea I love your photo and I have always loved that poem. Hope all is going well with the harvest you must be almost done. Thanksgiving is coming:) Hug B

Karen said...

Oh that is a gorgeous toadstool, beautifully photographed!

Jessica Sweeney said...

Beautiful photo, and the perfect poem! :)

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Love this, what a fun poem!

Life with Kaishon said...

This is so perfectly fall. I LOVE it! Gorgeous shot. We are happy you took the time to link up with us at Communal Global. Thank you very much!

abrianna said...

That is a wonderful shot and great poem to go along with the picture.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautifully photographed toadstool and a great poem too.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the vignette -- perfect choice to highlight the awesome color of this toadstool. :)

Nicki said...

Cool toadstool, lovely poem.

Betty Luckhurst said...

I have to agree that toadstools are cool! Great shot.

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE this shot... so autumnal in a soggy way (like the northwest) where I live!