Autumn by Emily Dickinson
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S3 E13: Autumn by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a renowned American poet known for her unique and insightful observations about life. Her poem "Autumn" beautifully captures the essence of this transitional season, providing readers with a thought-provoking reflection on the passage of time and the fleeting beauty of nature.


by Emily Dickinson


by Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were,

The nuts are getting brown;

The berry's cheek is plumper,

The rose is out of town.


The maple wears a gayer scarf,

The field a scarlet gown.

Lest I should be old-fashioned,

I'll put a trinket on.

Emily Dickinson's poem "Autumn" showcases her appreciation for the beauty of this transitional season. Through her vivid imagery and carefully chosen words, she captures the changes that autumn brings to nature. Dickinson acknowledges the transformation that occurs, as the mornings become gentler, the nuts start to turn brown, and the berries become plump. She also notes that the roses have departed from the scene.

Emily Dickinson highlights the visual appeal of autumn by describing how the maple tree adorns itself with a more vibrant scarf, and how the fields don a scarlet gown. These colorful descriptions evoke a sense of liveliness and enchantment that comes with this time of year. At the end of the poem, she playfully addresses her own perception of autumn, suggesting that she doesn't want to be seen as outdated. She mentions putting on a trinket, which might symbolize her desire to embrace the changing times and stay relevant.


Photography and recitation by: Rebecca Budd

Music by Yi Nantiro “At Long Last” Epidemic Sound

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