Friday, October 31, 2008

Garden Blogger's Muse Day - November

Carolyn Gail over at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago started Garden Blogger's Muse Day. If you have a poem and would like to contribute go to her blog and leave a message on her post. We would all like to pop in and read what your muse is the first day of the month. Mine follows...
THOUGHTS

Jacqueline Bouvier


I love the Autumn,
And yet I cannot say
All the thoughts and things
That make one feel this way.

I love walking on the angry shore,
To watch the angry sea;
Where summer people were before,
But now there's only me.
I love wood fires at night
THat have a ruddy glow.
I stare at the flames
And think of long ago.

I love the feeling down inside me
That says to run away
To come and be a gypsy
And think of long ago.

The tangy taste of apples,
The snowy mist at morn,
The wanderlust inside you
When you hear the huntsman's horn.

Nostalgia--that's the Autumn,
Dreaming through September
Just a million lovely things
I always will remember.

-1943

23 comments:

Gail said...

As in Jackie Kennedy or Jackie O? A sweet poem, with very quotable lines!

Have a good weekend,

Gail

Carolyn gail said...

Thanks, Lisa, that was a lovely poem.

Naturegirl said...

Words with emotion!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Gail, yes it was Jackie Kennedy/O. It was from the book her daughter put together several years ago. I really like all the poems in that book. This one reallly speaks to me because I get that gypsy feeling in the fall.

I hope you all have a nice weeekend. The weather here is perfect.

Carolyn gail, it is always fun to participate in your muse day.

You are right Anna. Simple but stirring.

VP said...

A lovely poem and a side to Jackie Kennedy/O I didn't know about. That's the great thing about Muse Day - new poems/poets/thoughts!

Carol said...

Ah, yes, the nostalgia of autumn. As we clean up the garden, put away our tools and prepare for winter, we do think often of the past season, and even gardening seasons before that.

Jamie and Randy said...

What wonderful thoughts to put into my mind of a normally gloomy season for me. Well done! - Randy

Pat Leuchtman said...

I'm new to Muse Day and I realize now that I put a lot more in my post than is usually expected. I love reading the poems - and wonder where people find such appropriate verses. I'll contain myself next time.

Rose said...

What a gorgeous photo of the sky! And a lovely poem--I didn't know Jackie wrote poetry as well. She was quite a lady.

Roses and stuff said...

A great poem! I like the image of autumn as nostalgia...very sweet.
Katarina

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I too get the gypsy feeling in the Autumn....I wonder why?
Jackie Kennedy was one of my favorite women. She seemed to be so graceful. She was a role model for me when I was young.
Thank you for sharing this poem.
Sherry

Jan said...

What a lovely poem, and written by Jackie O. I wasn't aware she had written anything like this. Thanks for sharing.

Jan
Always Growing

Cheryl said...

I really like that Lisa.....it was wistful and quiet....just like autumn.........

Mother Nature's Garden said...

Nature is a language we all understand.
Donna

beckie said...

Lisa, a lovely post! Perfect for Muse day-November. I didn't know Jaclie wrote poetry. This one is especially pretty-I feel that way but could never put the feeling into words as she has. Thanks for sharing.

Shady Gardener said...

Lisa, Thank you for visiting me today. I really like your choice of poetry. I hadn't known that Jackie B/K/O wrote poetry. I'd like to read more. :-)

Enjoy the rest of the Fall season!!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Beautiful and sweet post / LOL Tyra

Barbara said...

I didn't know that Jacky Kennedy also wrote poems when she was young. It's a lovely poem expressing feelings which I know too! And the sky picture matches perfectly to the words!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That's just not fair! She was wealthy, beautiful & talented. That's a lovely, moody poem.

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Beautiful photo and a fun poem! I love the image of the gypsy.
--Curmudgeon

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Beautiful. Lovely. I love the part about the walking next to the angry sea. Happy Muse Day.~~Dee

Kylee said...

I never knew Jackie Kennedy Onassis wrote poetry! It's a sweet piece.

Tootie said...

I love the beautiful fluffy clouds and the poem. :-)