Nature Inspirations for November 2019 include: Nature Poem: Autumn Idleness, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) and Nature Music Piece: Symphony no. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”), Beethoven



Nature Poem

Autumn Idleness

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)


This sunlight shames November where he grieves

In dead red leaves, and will not let him shun

The day, though bough with bough be over-run.

But with a blessing every glade receives

High salutation; while from hillock-eaves

The deer gaze calling, dappled white and dun,

As if, foresters of old, the sun

Had marked them with the shade of forest-leaves.


Here dawn to-day unveiled her magic glass;

Here noon now gives the thirst and takes the dew;

Till eve bring rest when other good things pass. 

And here the lost hours the lost hours renew

While I still lead my shadow o'er the grass,

Nor know, for longing, that which I should do.



Nature Music Piece

Symphony no. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”)