Saturday Morning


Let the eye enlarge
with all it beholds.

I want to celebrate color,
how one red leaf flickers
like a match held to a dry branch,
and the whole world goes up
in orange and gold.

~ Linda Pastan, from “Autumn” in Carnival Evening, New & Selected Poems 1968-1998


Notes: Poem Source: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels. Photo: via The Sensual Starfish





  1. Your words bring back vivid memories of Autumn from my childhood. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Precisely!

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  3. beautiful – autumn is my favorite and i love this )

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  4. Correct me if I’m wrong…
    Poets have not written more about any season of the year than they have about Autumn.

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  5. “I want to celebrate colour”……beautiful

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  6. celebrating liquid sunshine. The colour made my day. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Dave. Perpetua

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  7. Love this. Beautiful.

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  8. ‘Rise and bid me strike a match and strike another till time catch’ quote from Yeats came to mind after reading this beautiful piece. Something about matches makes me feel hopeful, albeit the small light it gives – it holds a bigger appeal to me than fire. just as autumn holds a bigger appeal to me than summer heat

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  9. glorious photo.

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