Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy October!

October's Bright Blue Weather
by Helen Hunt Jackson

O sun and skies and clouds of JuneAnd flowers of June together, Ye cannot
rival for one hourOctober's bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee
makes haste, Belated, thriftless vagrant, And goldenrod is dying fast, And lanes
with grapes are fragrant;

When gentians roll their fringes tight, To save them
for the morning, And chestnuts fall from satin burs Without a sound of

When on the ground red apples lieIn piles like jewels shining, And
redder still on old stone walls Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the
lovely wayside things Their white-winged seeds are sowing, And in the fields,
still green and fair, Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and
on the brooksIn idle, golden freighting,Bright leaves sink noiseless in the
hushOf woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunt By
twos and twos together, And count like misers hour by hour October's bright blue

O sun and skies and flowers of June, Count all your boasts
together, Love loveth best of all the year October's bright blue weather.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Happy October to you!!

Bless you!

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