Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thoughts by Jackie Kennedy

The National First Ladies Library has been doing a tribute program to the writes among our First Ladies (specifically Louisa Adams, Rose Cleveland and Jackie Kennedy) and while we are offering mostly pieces that aren't widely available, I was able to find one of Jackie's poems online to share with you:
I love the Autumn,
And yet I cannot say
All the thoughts and things
That make me feel this way.
I love walking on the angry shore,
To watch the angry sea;
Where summer people were before,
But now there's only me.
I love wood fires at night
That have a ruddy glow.
I stare at the flames
And think of long ago.
Nostalgia - that's the Autumn,
Dreaming through September
Just a million lovely things
I always will remember.

1 comment:

Sara E. said...

When reading this I felt the pain that she was writing about her lovely son. As a mother I know she will always remember.