Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OCTOBER

While Summer brings fun in the sun, and carefree days
And Winter is joyous with the blessing of Christmas , and family cheer
And Spring? Well, Spring is like seeing something beautiful and
new for the very first time - brilliant blue sky and budding flowers.
Still,  Fall  has always been a special time of year to me - the month of
October especially so,  perhaps because it is the month I was born. When
my world greeted me with welcome arms and loving heart. The
feeling of wonder and change seems to permeate the air. Harvest colors, and a harvest moon; Red delicious apples and candy corn.
                                                

Three  favorite  poems come to mind that  describe for me  the aura and atmosphere  of  the  tenth month -

Dylan Thomas' Poem in October, in remembrance of his own birth day month , and this verse:

Here were fond climates and sweet singers suddenly
Come in the morning where I wondered and listened
   To the rain wringing
   Wind blow cold
In the wood faraway under me

October by Robert Frost

And this one, October's Bright Blue Weather by American poet and novelist, Helen Hunt Jackson

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

Not only Fall, but each  season with its changing landscape,  helps prompt us  to reflect on nature's beauty, and weave it into our own  story of life and love.


***Note: Helen Hunt Jackson  (1831 - 1885) is most famous for Ramona, a novel about a Native American orphan facing discrimination and prejudice. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an admirer of her poetry, and used several of her poems in public readings. To learn more about Jackson visit  http://www.poemhunter.com/helen-hunt-jackson/biography/










2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love reading this article and poems. You bring back wonderful memories of my Grandmother’s apple tree with the picture you posted. Thank you!

jm

Patty said...

You capture Fall well...good reading, Kath.