Flashback Friday: Fall Color Tour 2015 #art #ink #fall #calligraphy #robertfrost

Every year we visit Michigan to experience Autumn in all of its glory. Last year was no exception to the abundance of fall colors all around. Similar to years past we took our time driving through the Michigan area stopping frequently to take photos. There is nothing like lovely long drives amidst the beautiful fall color with apple cider donuts, tea, coffee and family for company.artjournal_4_10

I am reminded of a poem by Robert Frost that speaks perfectly of this time of year:

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October
BY ROBERT FROST
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

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Let us be still and take this poem in.

Until next post…