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An Ode to Autumn
Apropos of today's vineyard show, and the season, here's a charming and odd video of the British actor Ralph Richardson reciting Keats's "Ode to Autumn" during a 1970s interview:
The full text is here. Keats could have been thinking of Oregon when he wrote about "a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and a sun that would "load and bless with fruit the vines" and "plump the hazel shell with a sweet kernel."
Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.