translated by Tracy K. Smith and Changtai Bi
Autumn wind chases in
From all directions
And a thousand chaste leaves
Scatter in me the seeds
Of a thousand saplings.
Let grow a grassy heaven.
On my brow: a sun.
For poems on the changing leaves, the start of the school year in September, and the haunts and harvests that the season brings in October and November, along with so much more, browse our selection of fall poems.
|2018||Nature Aria||Yi Lei|
|2017||9th and 2nd||Joy Ladin|
|1895||November||Elizabeth Drew Stoddard|
|1895||Autumn||Elizabeth Drew Stoddard|
|1995||Untitled [Each crisp autumn]||Rose Styron|
|1896||Merry Autumn||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|1907||Hallowmas||Madison Julius Cawein|
|1917||God's World||Edna St. Vincent Millay|
|1922||Fall Leaves Fall||Emily Brontë|