Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October Thoughts ~ Joseph Pullman Porter

"Crispy air and azure skies,
High above, a white cloud flies,
Bright as newly fallen snow.
Oh the joy to those who know October!

Colors bright on bush and tree.
Over the weedy swamp, we see
A veil of purple and brown and gold.
Thy beauty words have never told. October!

Scolding sparrows on the lawn,
Rabbits frisking home at dawn,
Pheasants midst the sheaves of grain,
All in harmony acclaim, October!

Brown earth freshly turned by plow,
Apples shine on bended bough,
Bins o'erflowed with oats and wheat,
And satisfaction reigns complete. October!

Radiant joy is everywhere.
Spirits in tune to the spicy air,
Thrill in the glory of each day.
Life's worth living when we say, October!"

- Joseph Pullman Porter


  1. What a lovely poem!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

    As for ironing and starching, I guess I always thought the starch (wet) would gunk up the iron. I might just have to try this! =)

    Blessings to you~

  2. Ahh, favorite time year. The colors, the scents, the crisp air.....WONDERFUL!



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