Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.–Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)
Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.–William Allingham (1824 – 1889)
Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.–Elizabeth Bowen (1899 – 1973)
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!–Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822)
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.–Edward Estlin Cummings (1894 – 1962)
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.–Robert Browning (1812 – 1889)
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.–Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
Shuddering under the autumn stars, each year, the head sinks lower and lower.–George Trakl (1887 – 1914)
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.–Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)
Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.–Hal Borland (1900 – 1978)
39 thoughts on “Autumn’s fire burns slowly…”
Beautiful images and quotes. I love autumn. Have you checked out Marsha’s quote prompt – WQW (https://alwayswrite.blog/)? I think you would be a marvellous contributor. 🙂 KL ❤
💜🙏🏻 KL 🙏🏻💜 ~ Thanks for bringing it to my attention! It looks up my alley!
Excellent selection of quotes.
💜🙏🏻 Dolly 🙏🏻💜
I miss the US autumns. Beautiful and fresh. And lots of leaves to play in. Haha! Great ones, David. 🙂
🍂 🙏🏻 Terveen 🍂 🙏🏻
I love Hal Borland’s works – his book, “High Wide and Lonesome’ that chronicles his family’s time of homesteading in Colorado took place about 70 miles northeast of me – So much of what he described I knew about and yet other things, had been, by the time I read his work, long disappeared from the ‘conventional history’ taught of this area/time –
❤ Tamrah Jo ❤ ~ that's really interesting – a slice of local history for you!
What a delicious compendium of autumnal thought. Thank you.
🤍🙏🏻 Danial 🙏🏻🤍
Thank you for sharing these sentiments of Autumn. Love them all.
🖤🙏🏻 Mary Anne 🙏🏻🖤