Dolce far niente, Robert Frost, Jan Van Loy, Ezra Pound, Paul Valéry, Andrew Solomon

Dolce far niente

 

 
October door George Inness, 1886

 

October

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 the were all,
Whose elaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the all.

 

 
Robert Frost (26 maart 1874 – 29 januari 1963)
Herfst in het Presidio park, San Francisco. Robert Frost werd geboren in San Francisco.

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