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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
In Autumn
By Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835–1894)
 
THE ASTER by the brook is dead,
  And quenched the golden-rod’s brief fire;
The maple’s last red leaf is shed,
  And dumb the birds’ sweet choir.
 
’Tis life’s November, too. How swift        5
  The narrowing days speed, one by one!
How pale the waning sunbeams sift
  Through clouds of gray and dun!
 
And as we lose our wistful hold
  On warmth and loveliness and youth,        10
And shudder at the dark and cold,
  Our souls cry out for Truth.
 
No more mirage, O Heavenly Powers,
  To mock our sight with shows so fair!
We question of the solemn hours        15
  That lead us swiftly—“Where?”
 
We hunger for our lost—in vain!
  We lift our close-clasped hands above,
And pray God’s pity on our pain,
  And trust the Eternal Love.        20
 
 
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