Quote, 10/03/2010

ejmoore510(7)October 3, 2010

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 Golden Rod 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 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;

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 brooks,

In idle golden freighting,

Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush

Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts,

By twos and twos together,

And count like misers, hour by hour,

October's bright blue weather.

O suns and skies and flowers of June,

Count all your boasts together,

Love loveth best of all the year

October's bright blue weather.

October's Bright Blue Weather by Helen Hunt Jackson

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anneliese_32(6)

What beautiful picture it conjurs up in my mind, especially on this first cool, very windy and grey morning.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 9:38AM
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lilod(NoCal/8)

It is a beautiful poem describing beautiful October day nd here is grumpy me, looking forward to clouds, wind and rain.
Northern California October follows so many brown (golden?) dusty, hot and dry days, we look forward to action!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 11:15AM
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mawheel

What a lovely poem and today has been the perfect example of it--bright, blue, sunny skies, slight breeze, cool temps--what more could I ask! (Unless it was snow!) :>)

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 2:55PM
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