translated by Tracy K. Smith and Changtai Bi
Autumn wind chases in
From all directions
And a thousand chaste leaves
Scatter in me the seeds
Of a thousand saplings.
Let grow a grassy heaven.
On my brow: a sun.
For poems on the changing leaves, the start of the school year in September, and the haunts and harvests that the season brings in October and November, along with so much more, browse our selection of fall poems.
|1922||The Magpie's Shadow||Yvor Winters|
|2018||Nature Aria||Yi Lei|
|1893||We'll Go No More a-Roving||William Ernest Henley|
|1609||That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73)||William Shakespeare|
|1783||To Autumn||William Blake|
|2011||The Plain Sense of Things||Wallace Stevens|
|1917||The Wild Swans at Coole||W. B. Yeats|
|1909||Autumn||T. E. Hulme|