Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday in CinCity

October


by Robert Frost



O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes' sake along the wall.



3 comments:

  1. exactly how I feel about October and fall - thanks for sharing!

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  2. Robert Frost and James Taylor on a chilly October Sunday afternoon. Perfect.

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  3. FYI that is Virginia Creeper, not Grape; although, they are related and have grape like fruit. This is important because Virginia Creeper is poisonous. It is easy to identify as the leaves are separate for Virginia Creeper, instead of fused like Grape. Would hate for you to accidentally eat that.

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)