By: Geoffrey G. O'Brien
This poem reminded me of the chapter because the author speaks through the lens of nature. The coolness of the air and dead leaves show that it is October, fall time. The cold and dying nature of this time of year gives way to the author's feelings of deep sadness, and foreshadows the second part of the poem where he says, "Last night I felt that I could die." There is a stark contrast between the bright colors of summer that he uses here (such as green zephyrs, the orange tank, red automobiles, and so on) and the dark, cool colors of the colder months which bring about a seasonal depression (colors described were the blue windows, the darker cars, the silver warplanes). Throughout the chapter we seen a lot of the poets comparing themselves and their emotions to nature or the change of the seasons.