Autumn

By T. E. Hulme 1883–1917
A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.

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Poet T. E. Hulme 1883–1917

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Imagist

Subjects Nature, Stars, Planets, Heavens, Fall

Poetic Terms Free Verse, Imagist

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Though not as prolific as several of his contemporaries, T. E. Hulme's influence in shaping twentieth-century thought in art and literature is indisputable. As one Nation writer noted in his review of Hulme's posthumous work Speculations, "Although he considered himself an amateur in speculation, he was positive, original, and acute; and it would be difficult to say how much was lost to thought when he died at Nieuport in . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Stars, Planets, Heavens, Fall

POET’S REGION England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Imagist

Poetic Terms Free Verse, Imagist

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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