Autumn Falls Away
posted: November 18, 2008
For Julie, Watercolor and Sepia Ink October 2008...
The Leaves are on the ground in Eastern Pennsylvania as we begin to turn our thoughts to Winter and our interiors.
To Autumn by William Blake
O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain'd
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may'st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

'The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust'ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather'd clouds strew flowers round her head.

'The spirits of the air live in the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat,
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.
Alan Witschonke November 18, 2008
Beautiful rendition of the "golden load", David. I definitely see some merchandising possibilities with this image. I'd love to see a whole series of these.
Jim Paillot November 18, 2008
Best time of the year! Bonfires, leaves, sweaters and hot chocolate.
Marc November 18, 2008
Beautiful piece, David. We miss the change of seasons down hereónice reminder!
Christoph Hitz November 18, 2008
David, This would make a nice fabric print. I found the first snow of the season on my porch this morning.
Zina Saunders November 19, 2008
Lovely piece, David. I like the sculptural element a lot.
David Gothard November 19, 2008
Thanks to all for your warm comments on such a cold day (28 degrees here)
Mike Moran November 19, 2008
Very nice gift. I can see these as foil art. I was pretty darn cold this morning... here comes winter.