| Quote #4
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,-- (line 24)
The speaker advises autumn not to look back in jealously on spring's music. Spring never seems so distant as at the peak of autumn.
| Quote #5
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
The progression from mid-day sunlight to sunset could be a metaphor for the progression from summer to winter. That would be using one measure of time to represent another – a neat poetic trick.