Autumn with the beautiful changing colors of the leaves, dropping temperatures and falling leaves has been the inspiration for many poems. Here is our curated collection of fall poetry from renowned poets.
- "Fall, Leaves, Fall" by Emily Bronte
Emily Bronte's short poem about the changing seasons contains the lines: "Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree."
- "O Autumn, Autumn" by Effie Lee Newsome
Newsome's autumn poem contains the lines: "When, wan, the dead leaves flutter by Deserted realms of butterfly! When robins band themselves together"
- "Hoar-Frost" by Amy Lowell
Lowell's short autumn poem contains the lines: "Trailed over withered leaves. A dried leaf crumbles at a touch,"
- "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost
Frost's short poem contains the lines; "So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay."
- "To Autumn" by John Keats
Keats' fall poem contains the lines: "While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;"
- "Autumn" by John Clare
Clare's fall poem contains the lines:
"And the rivers we're eying burn to gold as they run;
Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air;"
- "Ode to the West Wind" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley's fall poem begins:
"O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,"
- "Under the Harvest Moon" by Carl Sandburg
Sandburg's poem contains the lines:
"When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,"
- "Give me the Splendid, Silent Sun" by Walt Whitman
Whitman's poem from Leaves of Grass starts with the lines: "GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling; Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;"