John Banister Tabb



Autumn Gold

by John Banister Tabb

Death in the house, and the golden-rod
A-bloom in the field!
O blossom, how, from the lifeless clod,
When the fires are out and the ashes cold,
Doth a vein that the miners know not, yield
Such wealth of gold?


Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston