October’s Bright Blue Weather

A young friend, a charmed and enchanting woman, introduced me to this poem. Each year as October wraps it’s beauty around my world, I am reminded of these words by Helen Hunt Jackson. Today I took a walk into the woods a few blocks from my home, to bask in Fall’s outrageous color.

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October’s Bright Blue Weather

O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather;

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

country-road.jpgWhen gentians roll their fingers tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;

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

20171015_135740When 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 brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;

20171015_143756When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October’s bright blue weather.

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.

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2 thoughts on “October’s Bright Blue Weather

  1. What a beautiful poem. ❤ Thank you for sharing it.

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