Monday, October 1, 2012



October


Scratching –– astringent!
_____ the brilliant sky assaults the eye
While wads of cloud, though blinding white
_____ soften the blows of stinging light.

Summer’s splendor 
_____ claws at the commanding blue
__________ hating –– supplicating ––
Submitting at last in a fiery blast ––
_____ a scornful array –– deceptively gay
__________  of every vigorous hue.

Walls made of stone crack and groan
_____ at the coming of frost ––
Flowers die beneath the sky ––
_____ Pods of seed split open and bleed ––
__________ scattering –– Hope –– 
_______________ on earth –– in air ––

Riding on wind that sounds like Despair,
_____ But sings in harsh voice ––
__________ as it stiffens the frost ––
_____ Nothing is lost! 
__________ Nothing is lost!

~ FreeThinke - Autumn, 1974



6 comments:

  1. Lovely graphics and a wonderful poem!

    I can't write poetry worth a flip. So, I posted Robert Frost's "October" today. It's one of his lesser known poems.

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  2. Very nice!

    85 days 'till Christmas!

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  3. Only 85 days till Christmas? I've gotta get busy!

    I love Christmas music. Will probably have a blitz of that genre at my web site.

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  4. Wonderful poem, fabulous scenery. Autumn is surely a beautiful season.

    One to look forward to, and yet at the same time one to dread as it is followed bt winter. I leave in the Northeast, hate the cold and ice, and snow more every year.

    85 days till Christmas, WOW, hadn't even given it a thought as of yet. Guess me and Grandma will have to start thinking about it it soon. Christmas is for kids, and we certainly look forward to seeing the kids grand kids enjoying the season.

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  5. Fall, the prettiest time of the year and the nicest weather you can ask for. The bottom picture looks it could have been taken here in northern New Hampshire.

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  6. Thanks, AA. I've always found the fall to be a revitalizing period after the torpor that usually sets in during a long hot summer.

    Yes. The picture certainly could have been taken in New Hampshire -- or Vermont -- or even in western Massachusetts or Pennsylvania.

    Nice of you to stop by, AA.

    ~ FT

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