Writing Wednesday: 7 Autumnal Poems to Inspire Your Creativity This Fall Season

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It’s already the beginning of September and, while it may not technically be autumn yet, there is a chill in the air that you cannot deny. Rather than bemoaning the end of yet another summer, let’s celebrate the creative inspiration that the changing seasons can bring.

So grab a warm blanket, your favourite pumpkin spiced treat and curl up with these seven quintessentially fall poems.

1) To Autumn

Poet: John Keats

Our Favourite Lines:
“Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core…”

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2) Autumn Day

Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke

Our Favourite Lines:
“Let the great summer go,
Lay your long shadows on the sundials,
And over harvest piles let the winds blow.”

3) Fall, Leaves, Fall

Poet: Emily Brontë

Our Favourite Lines:
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.”

4) Autumn Movement

Poet: Carl Sandburg

Our Favourite Line:
“I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.”

5) By an Autumn Fire

Poet: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Our Favourite Lines:
“Ours is the joyance of ripe fruition,
Attained ambition.
Ours is the treasure of tested loving,
Friendship that needs no further proving…”

6) October

Poet: Robert Frost

Our Favourite Lines:
“O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.”

7) Lover’s Gifts IV: She is Near to My Heart

Poet: Rabindranath Tagore

Our Favourite Lines:
“My love for her is my life
flowing in its fullness, like a river in autumn flood, running with
serene abandonment.”

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