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;

by Helen Hunt Jackson Click to read full poem

Comments (10)

Loved this poem always. A nun recited it to us in grade school and it has stayed with me all through the years! It never disappoints!
This is a very gorgeous poem
Our 5th grade class learned this poem by heart from a woman who taught elocution lessons. 🍁🍂
I looked up this poem because I only knew October's bright blue weather. My grandmother used to recite it when I was a child. She had been a school teacher. When I misbehaved, she sat me in a room by myself and made me read Compton's encyclopedia.
The more I read of Helen Hunt, the more I fall in love with her subtle and beauteous verses... they seem dipped in honey and scented with the fragrance of a million blooms. They inspire me to read, to write and to think of this world and beyond...
Helen's poem makes me wish I could take a walk with her to embrace these sights, as a second choice a walk with William Wordsworth would do. Something is definitely missing in modern city sidewalks.
Dawn Fuzan, Helen died in 1885. I don't think she can keep it up much longer. I do like this poem, however. My wife and I were both born in October and so was one of our daughters. We all love that month.
Helen This is a good poem, keep it up
Like Lorna, I learned this poem in the 4th or fifth grade. It has annually enriched my life I am now 82.
We were required to learn and then recite this poem back in elementary school-that is some 70 years ago and i still think of it every year when October comes around and the air is so crisp and exhilerating.