Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"October" by Helen Hunt Jackson

October
by Helen Hunt Jackson

The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
The spring-time holds her white and purple dear;
October, lavish, flaunts them far and near;
The summer charily her reds doth lay
Like jewels on her costliest array;
October, scornful, burns them on a bier.
The winter hoards his pearls of frost in sign
Of kingdom: whiter pearls than winter knew,
Or Empress wore, in Egypt's ancient line,
October, feasting 'neath her dome of blue,
Drinks at a single draught, slow filtered through
Sunshiny air, as in a tingling wine!

3 comments:

  1. Wow. That's really beautiful.

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  2. It so accurately describes fall....

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  3. I love fall!!!!! I need more fall poems . . .

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