Autumn with the beautiful changing colors of the leaves, dropping temperatures and falling leaves has been the inspiration for many poems and famous quotes. Here is our curated collection of fall quotes and poems.
Fall Quotes and Poems
- "Have from the forests shook three summers' pride, Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turn'd" - "Sonnet 104" - William Shakespeare
- "But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed." - Salem's Lot - Stephen King
- "Wild is the music of the autumnal wind Among the faded woods." - The Excursion - William Wordsworth
- "You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow." - A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
- "Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple." - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" - J.K. Rowling
- "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;"