“I have known autumn too long”: e e cummings captures Autumn’s fleeting melancholy

Writing from the Twelfth House

Today, feeling drifty and pleasantly melancholic as befits the season, I went looking for an apt quote to accompany my two autumn pictures, taken earlier this week on a glorious, cooling, sunlit autumnal walk toward my office at the far edge of lovely Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK .Here is the quote, from one of my favourite poets,e.e.cummings, born, appropriately, on 14th October. For me, it strikes the right note of  both simplicity, power and bleakness.

“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.”

e. e. cummings

Enjoy the photos! Feel free, also, to add a favourite autumnal quote of your own in the comments box, should the spirit of autumn move you to do so…

Sunlit Path Sunlit Path

Leaf Fall Leaf Fall

photos: Anne Whitaker

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