Monday, October 17, 2011

A Vagabond Song by Bliss Carman

There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood-
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.

The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry
Of bugles going by,
And my lonely spirit thrills
To see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills.

There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir;
We must rise and follow her,
When from every hill aflame
She calls and calls each vagabond by name.

*Tess took this photo from the hill next door.


  1. Autumn does make one want to sing like a vagabond...

    Gorgeous photo! Such inspiring landscape. :)

  2. Great photograph. It almost looks like a painting.