Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood

May 23, 1799 - May 3, 1845


Autumn (The Autumn is old...)

by Thomas Hood

The Autumn is old,
The sere leaves are flying; --
He hath gathered up gold,
And now he is dying; --
Old age, begin sighing!

The vintage is ripe,
The harvest is heaping; --
But some that have sowed
Have no riches for reaping; --
Poor wretch, fall a weeping!

The year's in the wane,
There is nothing adorning,
The night has no eve,
And the day has no morning; --
Cold winter gives warning,

The rivers run chill,
The red sun is sinking,
And I am grown old,
And life is fast shrinking;
Here's enow for sad thinking!


The Poetical Works Of Thomas Hood
Copyright 1861
Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company