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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;

When 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;

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 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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Comments (6)

That was a nasty twist for me towards the end there when you said 'she drove away...' WOW... this one really got to me... you are awesome! ~Lee
this one is just too good for me to even try comment about...you are the best on PH...and i mean that...love...nalini
A very poignant write Mary. Meaningful and sad too. Love Ernestine XXX
A RIVETING PIECE OF WORK....AND A MOST WRENCHING ORDEAL TO MAKE SENSE OF...WELL AS THE GOOD BOOK TELLS US ALL...WE REAP WHAT WE SOW...AND THATS WHY YOU ARE HERE W/ US RIGHT HERE & NOW, MARY NAGY...& REAPING& SOWING SWEET POEMS OF TREASURE THAT SO GENEROUSLYLY SHARES YOUR LIFE WITH OTHERS...SPLENDID WRITE...SOLID CRAFTSMANSHIP, MARY...YOU HAVE ''THE GIFT OF THE SILENT WORD'', MOST ASSUREDLY! ...........'''''''''''''''''''FRANK
Mary....Have you read The Silent Visitor yet? You did a lovely job on this poem! Hugs, Dee
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