Sunday, November 3, 2013


by William Cullen Bryant
Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun! 
One mellow smile through the soft vapory air, 
Ere, o'er the frozen earth, the loud winds run, 
Or snows are sifted o'er the meadows bare. 
One smile on the brown hills and naked trees, 
And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths are cast, 
And the blue gentian flower, that, in the breeze, 
Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last. 
Yet a few sunny days, in which the bee 
Shall murmur by the hedge that skirts the way, 
The cricket chirp upon the russet lea, 
And man delight to linger in thy ray. 
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear 
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air. 


MILLY said...

It was lovely to find you had visited. Hope you are enjoying a colourful autumn and finding lots of inspiration for your paintiings. I like that you are always trying new things, hope you enjoyed your portrait course.

Gary L. Everest said...

Aloha Rhonda,
Gee...I don't get it!
As Tradewinds caress the palms and
sunshine sparkles the sea,
November? Chills and winter?
They're just a memory.

Now THAT, I get. :)
Have a nice week.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - what a lovely poem to welcome the month of November. Hope you are having a great day.

Took time to read your last previous posts. Will be checking out the link you gave...never really did portraits - thanks for the advice of not giving into the thought that it is too hard, etc.

RH Carpenter said...

Hi, Milly. Our trees are finally blazing with color - autumn was late coming this year but it is here :)

Gary, it is a bit nippy but the trees are something you won't see in Hawaii, my friend :)

Debbie, glad you enjoyed the poem. Drawing scares so many people away but it's like everything else - work! ha ha

Barb Sailor said...

A beautiful poem which surely sets the November mood. I love his poetry. Thanks for sharing.