Treasure Island

Joseph Pullman Porter


October


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!

Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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  • Chloe Noble (9/26/2008 9:36:00 AM)

    Your poem is beautiful and I would like to know if I can publish your poem on my website. Each month I use a poem beneath one of my paintings on the opening page. I would like to use your poem for October with the following credt: ~ Joseph Pullman Porter, American poet. You can see what I mean by looking at September on the opening page at NobleSculpture.org
    It's okay to say 'no', but please let me know your decision soon. The page needs to go up within the next few days. My website gets lots and lots of hits daily. Kind regards, Chloe (Report) Reply

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