“The Fall of the Leaf” by Robert Burns
The lazy mist hangs from the brow of the hill,
Concealing the course of the dark-winding rill;
How languid the scenes, late so sprightly, appear!
As Autumn to Winter resigns the pale year.
The forests are leafless, the meadows are brown,
And all the gay foppery of summer is flown:
Apart let me wander, apart let me muse,
How quick Time is flying, how keen Fate pursues!
How long I have liv’d-but how much liv’d in vain,
How little of life’s scanty span may remain,
What aspects old Time in his progress has worn,
What ties cruel Fate, in my bosom has torn.
How foolish, or worse, till our summit is gain’d!
And downward, how weaken’d, how darken’d, how pain’d!
Life is not worth having with all it can give-
For something beyond it poor man sure must live.
Wishing you a restful Sunday and a happy week ahead.
11 thoughts on ““The Fall of the Leaf” by Robert Burns”
Spectacular poem/ photo combination. Brilliant!
Why thank you! Robbie gets all the credit. 🙂
Robbie would be pleased how you put everything together!
Aww, that’s nice of you to say. I listened to your first two podcasts by the way. You do a great job!
Just beautiful! My son, another Robbie, was born the day after Robbie Burns’ birthday. We’ve shown him the statue of Robbie Burns that we have in the Domain in Sydney.
That’s really neat. Do you guys celebrate Burns Night in January?
We don’t specifically celebrate Burns Night unless it is part of an organised ceilidh with a cultural group. Some groups do make a point of celebrating Burns Night on 25 January, But it is Australia Day on 26 January and a big celebration the night before can get eclipsed.
I love a good Burns poem. 🙂