Literary References for "When Fall Comes to New England"

A/N I've been asked a couple of times for the literary references for "When Fall Comes to New England," so here's the list.


Chapter 1: Zen proverb, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

Chapter 2: Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Chapter 3: Jimmy Buffett, “Come Monday”

Chapter 4: ee cummings, “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled”

Chapter 5: Emily Dickenson, “Come Slowly, Eden”

Chapter 6: Gordon Smith, “Come by the Hills” (Irish folk tune; the version I love the most is performed by Emerald Rose but has been variously performed by Loreena McKennitt and Celtic Thunder.)

Chapter 7: ee cummings, “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled”

Chapter 8: ee cummings, “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled”

Chapter 9: ee cummings, “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled”

Chapter 10: Walt Whitman, “As Adam, Early in the Morning”

Chapter 11: Pablo Neruda, Morning, Sonnet XII

Chapter 12: Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XXV

Chapter 13: Sting, “Fields of Gold”: "You'll remember me/when the west wind moves/among the fields of barley."

Chapter 14: Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress” (And yes, I know---now---that it's “world enough and time” but at the time I wrote Chapter 14, I didn't.)

Chapter 15: Robert Burns, “To a Louse.” One translation of the line is: "Would some Gift/the Giftie give us/to see ourselves/as others see us."

Chapter 16: “The Dark Night of the Soul,” by St. John of the Cross, as performed by Loreena McKennitt: “Beneath the cedars/all my love I gave.”

Chapter 17: Pablo Neruda, "Two Happy Lovers"

Chapter 18: Pablo Neruda, "Enigmas"

Chapter 19: Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

Epilogue: Robert Frost, “Two Tramps in Mud Time”: “Only when love and need are one/is the deed ever done/for heaven and future's sake”


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