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Poem for Friday and Longwood Peacock Decorations

By William Cullen Bryant

Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
One mellow smile through the soft vapory air,
Ere, o'er the frozen earth, the loud winds run,
Or snows are sifted o'er the meadows bare.
One smile on the brown hills and naked trees,
And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths are cast,
And the blue gentian flower, that, in the breeze,
Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.
Yet a few sunny days, in which the bee
Shall murmur by the hedge that skirts the way,
The cricket chirp upon the russet lea,
And man delight to linger in thy ray.
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.


Thursday was just as nice a day as Wednesday, and we're told that Friday will be nearly 80 degrees! So my day was mostly work and chores, nothing worth reporting, but it's always really nice when it's November and smells like damp leaves but I can have all the windows open and hear crickets chirping and see chipmunks zipping all over the deck.

I have to confess that I am absolutely loving Heroes Reborn -- I knew it was too much to hope that Claire might come back, since Hayden Panettiere is on Nashville (and apparently suffering from severe postpartum depression on top of that), but Noah, Angela, and Hiro were my other favorite characters and I am so glad to have them back.

Plus I am glad to have Elementary back, though I didn't love last season -- I'm hoping this season is less dithery with Watson. Sleepy Hollow has started really strong, so I am hopeful (Betsy Ross just makes me gleeful). Yesterday when I posted Longwood Gardens pics, I discovered that I never posted last winter's peacock room decorations from there:


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