The Classics Club: Poetry

"October meme question for the Classics Club in October. 
Let’s talk about classic poetry! Have you got a favorite classic poem? Do you read poetry? Why or why not? // You could also feature a poet or a book of poetry, rather than a poem."

Today is also National Poetry Day-October 2, 2014.
National Poetry Month from

Autumn Leaves, painted by Sir John Everett Millais.

"I SAW old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like Silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn,
Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn;—        
Shaking his languid locks all dewy bright
With tangled gossamer that fell by night,
  Pearling his coronet of golden corn."
Thomas Hood 1798-1845
To read the rest of the poem visit Bartelby


  1. I love Autumn Leaves. It's my favourite painting by Millais ever. Evokes precious childhood memories.


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