I Am Rich with Autumn's Gold

I am rich today with autumn's gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold;
Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod,
A goldfinch on a milkweed pod,
Huge golden pumpkins in the field
With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield,
Golden apples heavy on the trees
Rivaling those of Hesperides,
Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread
Over all like butter on warm bread;
And the harvest moon will this night unfold
The streams running full of molten gold.
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!
- Gladys Harp

About the image: White-throated sparrow in a bush in my backyard  
About the words: I enjoy reading seasonal poems and this is one that I thought described autumn beautifully.


TexWisGirl said...

a lovely little one.

Jill said...

Pretty little bird. I love the poem too.

Debbie said...

what a cutie pie!!

dAwN said...

Super colors!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty colors, and a beautiful shot of the WT SParrow!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What a feast for the eyes these colors are!

the wild magnolia said...

Rich with Autumns gold, fabulous. Amazing clarity and precious feather baby.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Very nice! Our sparrows returned about a week or so ago. Hopefully yours will be back soon.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Lovely poem and sweet picture of the sparrow.

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh yes - in total agreement about being Rich with Autumn's gold (and red, and orange!!)

Horst in Edmonton said...

That is one beautiful little bird nicely photographed, well done.

barbara l. hale said...

Love the photo and the poem!

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