Friday, September 25, 2015

Gold Leaves | by G. K. Chesterton

Lo! I am come to autumn,
When all the leaves are gold;
Grey hairs and golden leaves cry out
The year and I are old.

In youth I sought the prince of men,
Captain in cosmic wars,
Our Titan, even the weeds would show
Defiant, to the stars.

But now a great thing in the street
Seems any human nod,
Where shift in strange democracy
The million masks of God.

In youth I sought the golden flower
Hidden in wood or wold,
But I am come to autumn,
When all the leaves are gold.

happy autumn! xx


  1. Sarah, this is just marvelous! <3

    xoxo Morning

  2. So beautiful! I absolutely love autumn! ^_^

    xx Sarah

  3. Fall is my favorite season and this captures it perfectly.

  4. Ayyy, i love this season <3 it's the perfect-est of them all, although they are all beautiful in their own ways.

    *grins* this was beautiful xx

  5. Your post made me wish I was experiencing fall right now... Beautiful <3

    Oh and I wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the 777 challenge ( I hope you'll take a look at it and maybe give it a try.

    Keep blogging <3

  6. This is one of the most beautiful poems I've ever read. Autumn will always be my favorite <3 Thanks for sharing!