Treasure Island

Francis Duggan


A Beautiful Day In October


The flies are buzzing in the sunshine and the little dark brown honeybees
Are busily gathering nectar from the flowers of the blossoming trees
On a beautiful day in October of around 27 degrees
And Nature she is at her calmest with only a very faint breeze
Under the house eaves lined with lots of feathers the house sparrows have their nest of hay
Non singers devoted to chirping they seem to chirp all through the day
Such beauty to inspire poets and artists the beauty that Nature create
The willy wagtail with tail wagging is perched on the back garden gate
A tiny black and white long tailed flycatcher always on the look out for flies
One who mobs the much bigger magpie undaunted it does seem by size,
A beautiful day in October butterflies flitting in the sunlight
And fuchsias and roses in full bloom such things that make a pretty sight
And Nature she is at her calmest with only a very slight breeze
And all around the sunlit garden the buzzings of flies and of bees.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 04, 2008

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  • Patricia Grantham (11/12/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    I really love poems about nature and its many wonders. There is
    so much beauty in our world we just have to take the time and
    enjoy its wonders. You have taken me there and back with this
    uplifting write. Thanks for the sharing. (Report) Reply

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