Friday 24 October 2014

Day 827: All Gold

The trees are lining the countryside with all kinds of gold treasure right now and how beautiful it is. 

The reference here to Daphne is apt. Daphne in Greek mythology was turned into a laurel tree with 
the help of  her father to hide from the unwanted pursuit of Apollo. What a gorgeous image and 
sentiment it is here, expressing a deep love and connection to the season. 

October (from The Months)  - Linda Pastan

How suddenly
the woods
have turned
again. I feel

like Daphne, standing
with my arms
to the season,

by color, crowned
with the hammered gold
of leaves.

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