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Quote, 10/03/2010

Posted by ejmoore510 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 3, 10 at 8:14

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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RE: Quote, 10/03/2010

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


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RE: Quote, 10/03/2010

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 3, 10 at 11:15

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!


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RE: Quote, 10/03/2010

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 3, 10 at 14:55

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!) :>)


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