Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Year Published: 1866
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Longfellow, H.W. (1866). The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Boston: Ticknor & Fields.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 9.0
- Word Count: 104
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: nature
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Longfellow, H. (1866). Autumn Sonnet. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved March 26, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/71/henry-wadsworth-longfellow-selected-works/3334/autumn-sonnet/
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. "Autumn Sonnet." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works. Lit2Go Edition. 1866. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/71/henry-wadsworth-longfellow-selected-works/3334/autumn-sonnet/>. March 26, 2023.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Autumn Sonnet," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Selected Works, Lit2Go Edition, (1866), accessed March 26, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/71/henry-wadsworth-longfellow-selected-works/3334/autumn-sonnet/.
Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales incessant fanned,
Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harnessed to thy wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o’er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain!
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven’s o’er-hanging eaves;
Thy steps are by the farmer’s prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!