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the golden rod is yellow
Posted by: bgilliland (---.holton.k12.ks.us)
Date: September 14, 2003 01:01AM

Does anyone know the author of the poem that contains these words "the golden rod is yellow, the corn is turning brown, the leaves in apple orchard, with fruit are bending down"?

Re: lost poem
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: September 14, 2003 01:14AM

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)


THE golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook-side
Make asters in the brook,

From dewy lanes at morning
The grapes' sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer.

But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret
Which makes September fair.

'T is a thing which I remember;
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
I never can forget.


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