Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Harvest Moon Blessings


A few lovely poems/poetry inspired by Autumn, The Harvest Moon, Full Moons, Gardens, Nature...

"Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
 As a beautiful friend
Who remembers."
- Carl Sandburg, Under the Harvest Moon

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"Leaves fall,
the days grow cold.
The Goddess pulls her mantle of Earth around Her
as You, O Great Sun God, sail toward the West
to the land of eternal enchantment,
wrapped in the coolness of night.
Fruits ripen,
seeds drip,
the hours of day and night are balanced."
- Mabon Sabbat and Lore

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"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."
- Edwin Way Teale

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"Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and
chilled.  The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season's last crops."
- Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis 



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