Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday Outing: The Great Patch

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite
All are on their rounds to-night,-
In the wan moon's silver ray
Thrives their helter-skelter play.

Fond of cellar, barn, or stack,
True unto the almanac,
They present to credulous eyes
Strange hobgoblin mysteries.

Cabbage-stomps-straws wet with dew-
Apple-skins, and chestnuts too,
And a mirror for some lass,
Show what wonders come to pass.

Doors they move, and gates they hide,
Mischiefs that on moon-beams ride
Are their deeds, and, by their spells,
Love records its oracles.

Don't we all, of long ago,
By the ruddy fireplace glow,
In the kitchen and the hall,
Those queer, coofllke pranks recall?

Eery shadows were they then-
But to-night they come again;
Were we once more but sixteen,
Precious would be Halloween.

{poem by Joel Benton}


amy @ switz~art said...

amazing! i love this time of year! your photos are fab, as always, miss georgia!

Pamela said...

Great job Georgia! The poem tops everything off making me even more excited about the magic of Fall!

Celestial said...

Great pics, as always

erika said...

I like the poem and the pics. Tegan told me she wants to go back today. Good times were had by all!

Clarity said...

You chose an apt poem and your photographs are so colourful and lovely, the one with her walking amongst the pumpkins is adorable.